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Florida Blue ASH Federal FAQs
Thursday, 06 June 2019
The recent Florida Blue announcement expanding their chiropractic network management business to the Federal BCBS Plans with American Specialty Health (ASH), has raised many questions and calls have abounded.  We reached out to Florida Blue for answers to the most frequently asked questions.  Here is what they said:
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Rehabilitation Competency Framework published
Thursday, 30 May 2019

(From a World Federation of Chiropractic Press Release, May 30, 2019) Low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability on the planet. Neck pain is the sixth most common. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 74% of years lived with disability are the result of health conditions that may benefit from rehabilitation, yet the global need for rehabilitation is unmet, especially in low- and middle- income countries (1).  

 

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FCA Assistant General Counsel Elected to NBCE Board
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
On Saturday, May 4th, following the Annual meeting of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in San Diego, California, the NBCE Board elected Kim Driggers, Assistant General Counsel for the FCA for the last decade, to one of the two At-Large Board seats amongst nine others running for the seat.  Ms. Driggers will be the first non-chiropractor and seventh woman on the NBCE Board of the 85 who have served since 1963.  “I am pleased and honored to be able to bring to the NBCE diversity, my legal knowledge and skillset, and the 20 years of contribution to chiropractic through representation of chiropractors and patients in their denials of insurance benefits.  I am looking forward to the good work ahead and to contributing to this already significantly talented and qualified Board.”

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Florida Blue Announces ASH Expansion
Friday, 17 May 2019
Last week Florida Blue announced its expansion of American Specialty Health Group, Inc. (ASH) network management for its Preferred Patient Care and Traditional (PPS) networks.  Per Florida Blue’s notice, “This includes those in the Federal Employee Program® and members of other Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield plans accessing through Blue Card®.”  This has caused a number of member calls from those concerned about the expansion.
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New patients are looking for you!
Monday, 13 May 2019

But, they won’t be able to find you if you don’t update your F4CP Directory listing!

As a member of the FCA and because of its support of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), you are a group member of F4CP and you receive a listing in the Foundation’s National Find-A-Doctor Directory. When patients search for a doctor of chiropractic in their local area, they will find you!

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