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HHS Releases Final Rule on Essential Health Benefits in Health Reform
Friday, 22 February 2013

(From ACA Week In Review, February 23, 2013)On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule on essential benefit design – virtually reconfirming the administration's initial policy that shifted determination of the issue to the states.

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An Introductory Webinar on Medicare's PQRS: Now Available to FCA Members
Friday, 01 February 2013
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. 
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The Bottom Line on Latest Misinformation Campaign
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
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.
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More Conjecture and Bad Information: The FCPA's Latest Misstep
Thursday, 24 January 2013
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."
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Mindboggling statistic on musculoskeletal conditions and disability worldwide
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Influential global alliance calls on governments and the World Health Organization to prioritize musculoskeletal and spinal health following findings of “The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010”


The Bone and Joint Decade (BJD), the only organization that brings together stakeholders considering all musculoskeletal conditions, and the World Federation of Chiropractic, a BJD member representing the chiropractic profession, issued a news release (download pdf below) on December 14th calling for urgent action to “keep people moving” and reduce the burden of disability. Musculoskeletal conditions are the second greatest cause of disability globally.

The release calls attention to the following:

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