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Ask Congress to support H.R. 3654, the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019

Congress is eyeing 3 paths to end surprise billing. Here’s what they look like.

By Edward Nielsen | February 18, 2020

The House of Representatives is in the middle of trying to decide which three pieces of legislation to endorse that will end surprise medical bills. All three have advanced out of their respective committees, with two of them advancing this past week, but some differ considerably in terms of how providers will be paid for out-of-network…

Automating prior authorization not a ‘panacea’ to problems facing physicians

By Edward Nielsen | February 12, 2020

As Congress and the Trump administration make moves to improve prior authorization, the head of the biggest doctor group in the country is warning that automating the process isn’t enough. READ MORE HERE

ICA Issues Public Statement on Scope of Practice Expansion Attempts

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | February 5, 2020

How to avoid job burnout in practice and retire on your own terms

By Edward Nielsen | January 29, 2020

Burnout is one of if not the largest problems in the American health care system. Chiropractors have only a fraction of the burnout issues that medical doctors have, and yet they are still in peril. The question of how to avoid job burnout and the early exit of many MDs and DCs may end up…

Recent Coding Changes for Highmark Medicare Advantage

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | January 28, 2020

 “…for Medicare Advantage products, procedure code 97014 has been replaced by procedure code G0283.     This applies to Medicare Advantage products only and does not apply to Commercial products.” PCA’s Insurance Committee is NOT stating that Electric Stimulation or any other modality would be covered by a Medicare Advantage Plan. However, if there would be coverage (if…

A change that could save Medicare billions would have a major impact on physicians’ revenue

By Edward Nielsen | January 27, 2020

It’s an idea that could save Medicare billions of dollars a year, but it would have a major impact on physicians’ revenue—cutting payments to surgeons and increasing those to primary care doctors.  READ MORE HERE

Costs of prior authorizations increase for physician practices at an ‘alarming’ rate

By Edward Nielsen | January 27, 2020

The cost of prior authorization requirements on physician practices has continued to increase—up 60% in 2019 to manually generate a request to insurers. READ MORE HERE

10 Trends Poised to Shape Healthcare in 2020 & Beyond

By Edward Nielsen | January 27, 2020

Heading into 2020, healthcare is at a crossroads. With national health expenditures slated to outpace GDP growth by the year 2027, there is an urgent need for science, technology and policy to converge toward a better, more efficient healthcare system.  READ MORE HERE

CDC to providers on coronavirus: ‘Have a high index of suspicion’

By Edward Nielsen | January 27, 2020

Federal officials are urging providers to monitor patients for potential symptoms of the coronavirus that has sparked an outbreak in China—and to quickly report any suspicions of disease.  READ MORE HERE

Passages: Raymond J. Kent, DC, (Port Richmond, PA)

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | January 22, 2020

PCA member Raymond J. Kent, Jr., DC died suddenly on January 19, 2020 in Medford, NJ, age 62. https://www.bradleyfhmarlton.com/memorials/Kent%2C+Jr.+D.C.-Raymond/4078599/

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