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NOTHING HAS CHANGED: YOUR ACT 31 CREDITS DO COUNT TOWARD YOUR TOTAL 24 CE! 

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PCA has been fielding numerous calls and emails in regards to unsubstantiated rumors regarding ACT 31 Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting requirements.  Please be advised: there has been no change in the policy:

"The Department of State/Board will accept at least 2 hours of Department of Human Services (DHS) approved training to meet this requirement." (See item 8).

Per a response to PCA's inquiry, State Board of Chiropractic Board Counsel Kerry Maloney, Esquire advised:

 "The information on the (State Board of Chiropractic) website is correct. The child abuse CE will be credited toward the total CE required. Also, even though only 2 child abuse credit hours are required for renewal, those licensees who take the 3 credit hour course will have all 3 credit hours applied toward their total CE requirement."

The State Board's website has a list of approved providers that offer approved continuing education credits. See that list here. If you have completed a course through PCA (which utilizes PA Family Support Alliance) or through any one of the providers on that list, you have received credits that can be applied toward you required 24 CE.

If you have further questions, you may be able to find answers in this FAQ document, supplied by the PA State Department of Human Services.

Feel free to reach out to Lindsay Walter with any further questions or concerns: ceconvention@pennchiro.org.

Posted 8/14/18

 

A MAJOR WIN for the PCA & ACA

UHC WITHDRAWS “NO REIMBURSEMENTS FOR HEADACHES” POLICY FOR DC’S

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During PCA’s Annual Convention this past June in State College, ACA President N. Ray Tuck, DC engaged with Pennsylvania’s DCs, including offering comments at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Members and meeting with the PCA Board of Directors for an extensive briefing on the heavy-handed antics of the health insurance industry. One item that sparked intensive discussion amongst PCA’s Board of Directors was the recent policy decision by UnitedHealthCare to stop reimbursing DCs for treatment of headaches. Dr. Tuck promised to step up a more aggressive response to this issue and shortly after returning to the ACA, he made good on his promise. Likewise, PCA promised to provide Dr. Tuck with as much ammunition as possible in opposition to UHC’s clinically baseless and profit-driven policy.... READ MORE HERE

Posted 8/13/18

 

Aetna/ Magellan/ NIA 

On your behalf, YOUR PCA Executive Team had a conference call with Aetna/ NIA/ Magellan on August 2, 2018 to discuss the upcoming Utilization Management program, which is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2018. 

 The PCA Executive Team requested the call with Aetna/ NIA/ Magellan. Prior to the call, the PCA set the agenda with 26 detailed questions that were based on PCA members’ questions and concerns.

Click here to read more about the call.

Posted 8/10/18

CMS Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinician billing and expand access to high-quality care...READ MORE HERE

 

PCA's Monthly Member Spotlight

Dr. Keith Miller, Eastern Region Director 

 

As the Commonwealth’s trusted resource for all things Chiropractic, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association (PCA) , represents the interests of Pennsylvania’s 4000+ licensed Doctors of Chiropractic, who serve hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians every day.

The PCA exists to realize one visionary call to action: change our current disease management system to an authentic health care delivery system that embraces the concept of conservative care first and supports DCs as key health and wellness professionals who serve as the foundation for genuine health and wellness care delivery.

PCA pursues its raison d’etre by informing, educating and advocating on behalf of ALL Doctors of Chiropractic and their patients. As one of the Keystone State’s leading health care associations, the PCA is outspoken about embracing Conservative Care First as a verified public health policy strategy for safe and cost-effective health care for all Pennsylvanians. Through the delivery of a strong advocacy voice, diverse educational programs and dedicated member services, the PCA enables and empowers Doctors of Chiropractic to successfully and ethically practice for the benefit of patients, communities and the profession.