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Federal Panel Recommends Full, 3-Year Recognition of CCE
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
(From ACA "Week in Review" of December 12, 2013)  A Department of Education (DOE) panel today recommended a full, three-year federal recognition for the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The recommendation follows a hearing in Washington, D.C. and is expected to be approved in early 2014.
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CMS to Significantly Increase Value of Chiropractic CPT Codes in 2014
Tuesday, 03 December 2013

ACA's longtime advocacy efforts result in positive step forward for the chiropractic profession in Medicare.

 

(Arlington, Va.) The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has learned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will increase the value of Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) CPT® codes up to 10 percent in the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule beginning Jan. 1. The change comes after ACA provided CMS-appointed coding committees with key information about the physician-level work involved in the procedures.

 

The increase in CMT code values is an important step forward for the profession, resulting from ACA's long campaign to expand and increase the value of chiropractic services in Medicare. It was in late 2012 that ACA representatives presented data from a random profession-wide survey on the physician work inherent in CMT codes 98940, 98941 and 98942 to the American Medical Association's RVS Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee Review Board (HCPAC). The RUC-HCPAC subsequently recommended an increase in the Relative Value Units (RVUs) for each of the CMT codes in 2014, which CMS accepted.

 

 

The new values, outlined below, will be used to calculate the allowable payment for each CPT® code that doctors of chiropractic bill.

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ICD-10 just one year away: It's time to understand the basics
Monday, 21 October 2013

ICD-10 becomes effective in October of 2015.  While you should be able to count on your EHR or practice management software seller for help in the transition, you need to understand the basics of ICD-10.  The FCA is here to assist with your understanding through webinars, helpful articles and ongoing classes that will take place at all FCA conventions in 2014 and 2015.  The first training tool is a convenient webinar for complimentary member viewing at any time on fcachiro.org.  Dr. Ronald Wellikoff, who has assisted thousands of Florida DC's with ICD-9 coding, steps up to provide a foundation for your understanding of ICD-10.  

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Affordable Care Act FAQs
Friday, 04 October 2013
Affordable Care Act FAQs
 
Conflicting information is circulating about whether chiropractors are/were required to provide written notice to employees about the Health Insurance Market Place by October 1, 2013.  FCA General Counsel Paul Lambert provides insight and answers to frequently asked questions in the latest post on fcachiro.org.  Log in as a member and get the information needed to assist you in deciding whether to notify your employees along with helpful forms and links.
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FCA Member Discounts for Florida Diplomate Internist Class Forming Soon
Friday, 15 March 2013
 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.
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