What is DABCI? The Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists is granted through the ACA Council on Diagnosis & Internal Disorders (CDID) and hones primary care skills, improving the DC’s ability to meet today’s challenges, treat the whole person and get into family practice. This program is designed specifically to promote DCs as true, alternative, primary care providers. The diverse educational knowledge and experienced clinical background of the course instructors will equip you to provide outstanding care in an ever-changing and dynamic health care setting. If you have enjoyed the primary care-focused classes at FCA conventions taught by Dr. William Kleber and want to learn more, then DABCI is for you.
(From ACA Week In Review, February 23, 2013)On Wednesday, the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its
rule on essential benefit design – virtually reconfirming the
administration's initial policy that shifted determination of the
issue to the states.
The FCA is pleased to offer webinars for our members on recurring issues of interest. Our series begins with an introduction to PQRS, Physician Quality Reporting, a 2013 Medicare mandate that could have a negative financial impact on 2015 reimbursements if not implemented. This webinar by Mollie Frawley, FCA Insurance Liaison Coordinator , is intentionally short, only 20 minutes, and is intended to introduce this topic in a common sense, informal manner.
A certain faction continues to misrepresent to the chiropractic community because of an internal Florida Medical Association memorandum that FMA-sponsored legislation has been filed to remove use of the term “doctor” from chiropractic physicians. In fact, there is no such legislation at this time. For years and decades, the AMA and its affiliated state medical associations have had a stated legislative goal to limit use of the term doctor. For years, both the ACA and FCA have referenced such intentions of organized medicine. The intention is not new.
On Tuesday of this week yet another piece of misinformation - potentially a damaging one - was broadcast by Roderic Lacy, the self-appointed leader of a faction calling itself the FCPA. The e-mail message suggested that the Florida Medical Association was proposing legislation which would "remove the title doctor from chiropractors in Florida."