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ACA Update on National Health Care Reform Provider Non-Discrimination Issue
Monday, 19 October 2009

               (From an ACA Legislative Alert dated October 14, 2009 at 4:36pm) Please be advised that Representative Mike Ross (D-Arkansas) prominent leader of the House “Blue Dog” Coalition of centrist Democrats, is sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging that the final version of national health reform legislation to be brought to the floor of the U.S. House for a vote, retain an amendment agreed to in the House Energy & Commerce Committee that seeks to preserve the applicability of state enacted provider non-discrimination laws favorable to chiropractic and other non-MD providers.

 

               The “Ross Amendment” states:


 

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BCBSF POST-PAYMENT AUDITS HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED?
Monday, 19 October 2009

               The Florida Chiropractic Association is considering joining a class action against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and other BCBS entities to challenge the manner in which it has conducted post-payment audits and imposed withholds after demanding repayments. As part of this effort, we are investigating how our members have been adversely affected by these practices. Please contact the FCA Assistant General Counsel if:

 

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ACA's Efforts to Restore DC Physician Status in Federal Health Plan Successful
Monday, 12 October 2009
               (From an American Chiropractic Association News Release – October 2, 2009 – Arlington, Va.) – After months of intensive negotiations between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), doctors of chiropractic are once again designated as “physicians” in the BCBSA Federal Employee Plan (FEP), the world’s largest health plan and one that President Obama has identified as a template for future health care reform. The 2010 FEP benefits brochure confirms the change. 

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YOUR ASSOCIATION WORKING FOR YOU: FCA FILES OBJECTION TO PROGRESSIVE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
Monday, 12 October 2009
              The FCA has filed an objection to the Progressive Class Action Settlement previously reported and is attending the Fairness Hearing on November 13, 2009 in Tampa, Florida to represent your interests. However, WE NEED YOUR HELP. 

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Cigna Responds to ACA Regarding New Documentation Requirements
Friday, 04 September 2009

               (From the Sept. 3 ACA Member Update) In the July 9 and July 30 issues of Week in Review, ACA notified members about CIGNA’s new supporting documentation requirements for certain services reported with the -25 and -59 modifiers. 

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