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From: Tony Hamm
Re: Scope policy and College of Pharmacology and Toxicology
During our annual HOD meeting in February we passed resolutions supporting key elements in scopes of practice and the creation of the ACA College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. From membership responses, these policy resolutions have proven quite positive. To no one`s surprise however, other organizations and special interest groups have associated these policies to “incorporating drugs into the scope of chiropractic practice and promoting the term chiropractic medicine.”
ecureCare of Florida has released its inaugural newsletter, announcing more than 200 members! The IPA is nearing the half-way point in its initial goal of 500 doctors and will soon reach this goal, allowing SecureCare to begin discussions with insurance companies.
View the video of Dr. Bill Bruening, President, SecureCare Board of Directors
The FCA continues to stay engaged to provide the latest and best possible information to assist Florida DCs in their individual decision-making regarding the Florida Blue change in network administration to American Specialty Health (ASH). On January 8th, in response to member requests, an easy-to-edit Word document of a patient notice for DCs who choose to opt out of the Florida Blue/ASH network was posted for downloading. Just today, a new version was posted in response to Florida Blue concerns. Read more to access or download the new notice.
(From a Carrick Brain Centers Release) There is a novel approach to the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) that does not involve drugs or surgery. A new brain and vestibular rehabilitation treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has demonstrated significant success for combat veterans. US Military veterans from across the United States were involved in a new 2 week Pilot program that does not involve drugs or surgery. The successful treatment has been pioneered at the Carrick Brain Centers (CBC) with clinical facilities in Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX. Researchers at the CBC in Dallas, Texas have published the findings of their preliminary study in the journal Frontiers in Public Health.
The FCA received the following notice from American Specialty Health on February 4, 2015:
FCA's 2015 Convention lineup will offer attendees a special opportunity to participate in an Athletic TIPS™ certification seminar, sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP). This eight-hour seminar, approved for continuing education credit, will be offered four (4) hours on Saturday and four (4) hours on Sunday, as another exciting Panhandle Convention educational option at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort. See the Quick Glance Planner for details as to specific class times.
ASH Misreported December 24, 2014 Opt-out Date
If you are a “Par Provider” with American Specialty Health Group (“ASH”) through your contract with ASH and Cigna or another carrier, please read further.
Important Update and Questions Answered1
FCA CEO Debbie Brown, Assistant General Counsel Kim Driggers, and Insurance Chair Art Levine, attended an FCA-requested, in-person meeting with Florida Blue and American Specialty Health Group (ASH) representatives on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL.
Based upon heavy call volume from Florida DCs regarding the announcement of Florida Blue’s planned shift of management of its network to ASH beginning April 1, 2015, the FCA is providing this summary (a) to assist in answering frequently asked questions so that individual Florida DCs can make an informed individual decision as to whether or not to join the ASH/Florida Blue network; and (b) to let members know that the FCA understands the importance of this change and is staying engaged in the process to the extent allowed by law. We emphasize that the antitrust laws require that each member/DC make his or her own individual decision whether or not to join the ASH/Florida Blue network without consultation or discussion with any other member/DC’s and without informing any other member/DC whether he or she intends to participate in the network or not. Likewise, we cannot provide you with any recommendation. Each practice must make its own decision based on its individual best interest and that of its patients.
We thank you for sharing your questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions to date and answers as of this writing: