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Update: State Farm v. Robert J. Cavoto
In the case of State Farm v. Robert J. Cavoto, a Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge recently held that a chiropractor who delegates therapeutic exercises to unlicensed supportive personnel is in violation of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Practice Act. In other words, according to the opinion rendered by the Judge, a Pennsylvania chiropractor violates state law when the chiropractor prescribes therapeutic exercise and has a CA or staff supervise the patient doing the exercise, even when the chiropractor is in the office suite while the exercises are performed.....
Aetna Changes, New Pre-Authorization as of 9/1/18
As you surely know, for the past several years, PCA has taken on the fight against health insurers’ and their heavy-handed overreach into the patient- doctor relationship.
As many of you have already commented, now we’re facing a host of other pre-authorization and pre-certification initiatives from health insurers, most notably from Aetna/ Coventry, supposedly to become effective on September 1, 2018.
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.