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Members, Get $150 off your Annual Dues!

By Linda Smelser | February 27, 2019

Remember to refer your colleagues and get $150 of your dues!   When you help build membership, we appreciate it.    PCA will give you $150 for EACH member that joins as a Regular Member at the annual rate of $600 and mentions your name! Send your non-member colleagues to:  Join PCA Today!

Wellness programs show limited clinical results

By Edward Nielsen | April 17, 2019

Although the idea of investing in workplace wellness programs has grown in popularity over the past few years, a new study shows that there is little evidence these programs are in fact improving employee health and productivity. READ MORE HERE

Physician shortage: The numbers keep climbing, now estimated at 122,000 by 2032

By Edward Nielsen | April 24, 2019

There’s no good news when it comes to predictions of a physician shortage. The estimates continue to climb, as the country will see a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, according to a new report (PDF) from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). READ MORE HERE

The CBO analyzed what it would take to shift to a single-payer system. Here are 5 takeaways

By Edward Nielsen | May 2, 2019

As chatter about “Medicare-for-All” ideas heats up—at least among the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls—the Congressional Budget Office decided to offer its own take. Well, sort of. READ MORE HERE Wednesday, the CBO issued a report that dove into the key considerations policymakers might want to think about before they overhaul the U.S. healthcare into…

Back Pain, Headaches in Top 5 Reasons for ER Visits

By Edward Nielsen | May 9, 2019

Back pain is one of the top 5 reasons people go to the Emergency Room (ER), with headaches accounting for up to 40% of all ER visits. Both back and headache-related pain can be effectively cared for with drug and surgery-free chiropractic care. READ MORE HERE

Proper Use of Modifiers

By Jessica Sell | May 9, 2019

PCA, in partnership with PayDC, is pleased to announce our latest fast-paced, fact-based webinar: EXCLUSIVE:  PCA MEMBERS ONLY Proper Use of Modifiers for Maximum Reimbursement and Reducing Audits May 28, 2019 1:30 PM EDT via GotoWebinar WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN THIS WEBINAR:  DCs’ correct use of modifiers is critical to getting paid and making sure…

More Lyme disease-carrying ticks in Pa. today, Penn State study finds

By Edward Nielsen | May 9, 2019

The tick responsible for most cases of Lyme diseases has boomed from near non-existence in Pennsylvania in the 1960s to the most commonly found tick across the state today, according to Penn State researchers. READ MORE HERE

CDC: 18.2M fewer uninsured Americans last year than in 2010

By Edward Nielsen | May 13, 2019

About 9.4% of the U.S. population was uninsured in 2018, according to early data from the National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) annual health insurance coverage survey. The report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that 30.4 million people were uninsured in 2018. While that number is not significantly different from…

Dueling surprise bill measures were introduced on Capitol Hill. Here’s where they differ

By Edward Nielsen | May 17, 2019

The House of Representatives and the Senate have unveiled dueling legislation aimed at surprise billing, and the two are split on one key element: arbitration. The House bill (PDF), which was introduced earlier this week by Reps. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey and Greg Walden, R-Oregon, would require insurers to cover out-of-network emergency care at in-network rates…

PCA, in partnership with PayDC, is pleased to announce our latest fast-paced, fact-based webinar:

EXCLUSIVE:  PCA MEMBERS ONLY

Proper Use of Modifiers for Maximum Reimbursement and Reducing Audits

May 28, 2019 1:30 PM EDT via GotoWebinar

WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN THIS WEBINAR:  DCs’ correct use of modifiers is critical to getting paid and making sure you don’t become the focus of an audit. In this webinar, certified medical coder and auditor David Klein will review which modifiers to use and when to use them. He will focus on common scenarios for Chiropractic offices using the -25, -59 and X modifiers.

 Tuesday, May 28th 

1:30pm  - 2:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Brought to you by PCA, PayDC and GoToWebinar®

 

Questions or problems with registering, contact Dave Klein:  dklein@dkcoding.com

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For over thirty years now, healthcare professionals and patients have consistently counted on Scomed for our knowledge and expertise of medical equipment, including orthopedic braces, therapy products, and more.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CALENDAR

June 1-2  |  DC Whiplash Crash & Burn in 2019: Whiplash Is Not a Defensible Diagnosis  |  Dr. KSJ Murkowski  |  King of Prussia |  12 CE

June 8-9The Mechanisms of Alzheimer's and How to Address Them for Prevention  |  Dr. Shannon Smith  |  Pbhg/Monroeville  |  12 CE

June 29-30Principles 2 Adjusting |  Dr. Brian Solofsky  |  King of Prussia |  12 CE

July 13   |  Shoulder Conditions, Injuries, & Syndromes |  Dr. Mitch Mally  |  King of Prussia |  12 CE

July 20-21  |  Advanced Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness: The Mechanisms and biomarkers in Clinical Practice |  Dr. Shannon Smith  |  State College  |  12 CE

 

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