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On November 17, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a Universal Face Covering Order for Pennsylvania.

Below is an excerpt from the order. The complete DoH order is attached > 20201117-SOH-Universal-Face-Coverings-Order-Update

This order supersedes all previous face covering orders, except where noted within the order.

Section 2: Face Coverings Required

Except as provided in Section 3, every individual, age two and older, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall wear a face covering when: 

  • A. Indoors or in an enclosed space, where another person or persons who are not members of the individual’s household are present in the same space, irrespective of physical distance.
  • B. Outdoors with others who are not members of a person’s household and unable to maintain sustained physical distance.
  • C. As permitted in my Order Directing Mitigation Measures, dated July 15, 2020, as amended, for participation in an indoor or outdoor event, gathering, or group setting where another person or persons, who are not members of the individual’s household are present.
  • D. Participating in indoor physical activity in a gym, fitness center or group fitness classes, where another person or persons who are not members of the individual’s household are present in the same space, irrespective of physical distance.
  • E. Waiting in a public area for, riding on, driving or operating public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service or ride-sharing vehicle, irrespective of physical distance.
  • F. Obtaining services for themselves or another person or a pet from the health care sector in settings including, but not limited to, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician or dental office, veterinary clinic, or blood bank.
  • G. When working in any space where food is prepared, packaged for sale, or prepared for distribution to others.
  • I. Certain facilities—including hospitals, shelters, long-term care facilities, residential treatment facilities, and correctional facilities—may also require visitors and residents, patients, or inmates to wear face coverings even when in a living unit.

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Nov. 17 Covid-19 Announcements

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | November 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 17, 2020 Wolf Administration COVID-19 Announcements: Protecting the Health Care System, New Traveler Testing Order, Strengthened Masking Order, Recommendations for Colleges and Universities  Harrisburg, PA– As Pennsylvania experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and hospitalizations on the rise, the Wolf Administration has identified…

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 TESTING

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | November 13, 2020

ATTENTION: PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 TESTING Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association asked the Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic to approve a PA-licensed chiropractor’s use of COVID-19 diagnostic tests for their patients.  In its response to the PCA received this week, the State Board of Chiropractic confirmed that it will…

Is Healthcare Prepared to Respond to Cyber Threats Beyond Ransomware?

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | November 9, 2020

Is Healthcare Prepared to Respond to Cyber Threats Beyond Ransomware? DHS alerts on increasing cyber threats from Iran and healthcare struggles with ransomware reveal providers need better recovery plans to prepare for the next wave of cyberattacks. Full Story HeadlinesRansomware Hacking Groups Steal, Leak Data From 3 More Providers Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare…

ATTENTION ALL UPMCHP DCs

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | November 3, 2020

PCA is aware that there are significant issues with denied E/M codes. PCA has requested a fax number from UPMCHP that participating DCs can use for appeals. While we await the fax numbers, YOU CAN SCAN your documentation and appeal denied E/M codes. Email: HPtempproviderappeal@upmc.edu IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions and be sure to include the…

Yet again, only PCA “has your back”

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | November 3, 2020

PCA Requests “Implementation Hold” on UPMCHP/ AMI TPA Drs. Perkins & Farabaugh: PCA appreciates our recent conference calls regarding chiropractic and especially the effort to create a mutually beneficial relationship between Pennsylvania DC professionals and UPMCHP, for the benefit of all insured lives and the patients we treat. Over the past week, the recent introduction…

Early Predictors of Longer-Term Opioid Dispensing

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | October 23, 2020

Despite substantial reductions in recent years, opioids continue to be widely dispensed to workers with work-related injuries in several states. Longer-term opioid dispensing for workers with work-related injuries can lead to increased disability duration and even death. This study identifies which patients are more likely to develop longer-term opioid use, given what is known about…

Department of Health Announces Week-Two Rapid Antigen Test Card Distributions Across the Commonwealth

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | October 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2020 Department of Health Announces Week-Two Rapid Antigen Test Card Distributions Across the Commonwealth  Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today began distribution of the second allotment of COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions in Berks, Huntingdon, Union and Westmoreland counties.“Antigen test cards are a…

Yet again, only PCA “has your back”

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | October 23, 2020

PCA Requests “Implementation Hold” on UPMCHP/ AMI TPA Drs. Perkins & Farabaugh: PCA appreciates our recent conference calls regarding chiropractic and especially the effort to create a mutually beneficial relationship between Pennsylvania DC professionals and UPMCHP, for the benefit of all insured lives and the patients we treat. Over the past week, the recent introduction…

Why is Chiropractic Sought Out by Millions of Americans?

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | October 14, 2020

Millions of patients each year experience pain relief and optimized health from the care delivered by doctors of chiropractic.Read the paper to learn more about the chiropractic adjustment.

Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases

By Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association | July 30, 2020

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 15, 2020 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars…

Brent Shealer, DC - Pittsburgh, PA 
 
"I just wanted to chime in quickly and give a  Special shout out to the PCA in this group. Simply put, join! Because of my membership I was recently able to reach out to leadership and get a problem resolved very quickly from the state BPOA when I was getting nowhere with them prior. Also, I've been able to stay on top of a lot of the nonsense that is happening with UPMC/AMI right now among other important issues in changes over the years.  For example, there also working on problems with how terrible Aetna is, meeting with Congressman trying to get equal pay for Chiro's that MD's get paid for the same service (EM codes for example), and still working on the problem with doc's having to direct supervise therapy and rehab.
 
 I see it said on here often, "does PCA know about this and" or "what is the PCA doing about this" regarding issues. Well, yeah, they do, and frankly for the cost of one adjustment a month ($50)  You can be a member and see your answer to those questions yourself, amongst many other discussion points while being informed. They can't solve every problem, but they do try and work hard on your behalf, member or not. So why not support them? A stronger State association, with more members, carries a lot more weight in matters. Thanks!"
Jeff Snyder, DC - Phoenixville, PA
 
"The PCA is an absolute for any doctor of chiropractic in the Commonwealth of PA. We know membership is essential in order to have strength in numbers when dealing with issues pertaining to practice and public health issues where we can make a huge impact. The PCA has our back and the backs of the consumer (no pun intended). As a practicing chiropractor, the membership fee is a NO BRAINER! Why would you, as a chiropractor, practice without the largest state association in your back pocket, on speed-dial, so you can manage the issues that come up day to day in practice.
The staff at the home office has never been better. Our executive vice president is cordial, respectful, and a true leader who has years of experience which has helped the association greatly over the past number of years.
I'm thankful for the PCA and what we as an association have accomplished to protect the rights of chiropractors to practice as well as protecting the health of individuals throughout our state."

Ed Kropf, DC - Pittsburgh, PA 

"As a PCA member over 31 years I have been a distant observer of Chiropractic in our state as well as the several factions of philosophy practiced here. As so far as the PCA is viewed, I feel the current system in place is providing the best communication with it's members. PCA has put into place several terrific members and administration that take on the problems from many fronts, report and attempt to correct/improve the position for the future of Chiropractic in our state.

Good job, you all are doing things so very much better, keep it up!!!"

Jeffrey Sklar, DC - Philadelphia, PA 
 
"In full disclosure, I have been a district director for the PCA for the last 2-3 years. However, I have been a member my entire career. The current leadership of the PCA has more passion and commitment toward protecting all PA chiropractors right to practice and patient accessibility than I have ever experienced. Whether you are a member or not, you have been benefiting from all the efforts of volunteer board members and PCA associates from lobbying to legal.
The level of responsiveness from any direct inquires to the Execs or affiliates(legal, political) has always been unparalleled with Ed Nielson as Executive Director. Whether you are a member or not, you have benefited from battles won by the PCA that may have never crossed your front steps.
The PCA has been a major contributor to my success in practicing in Pennsylvania. I am grateful to serve and more grateful to have such selfless colleagues that freely donate hours and hours of their time for our benefit as Pennsylvania DCs!"
Ladeluca Chiropractic
 
"The PCA helps chiropractors and I have found they are professional and very reliable. I can call them with specific questions and if they cannot answer then they refer me to the right person."

“I am a retired doctor, who was hit with a $17,000 recoupment request from a Pennsylvania health insurer, TWO years after I retired. As a retired-status member, I immediately contacted the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association.  PCA’s  staff were responsive and very helpful, including referring me to Mr. Jason Martin, PCA’s General Counsel, for a free legal consultation.

After talking at some length with Mr. Martin, he assisted me with the audit and provided very solid advice. I followed his advice and I was able to resolve the audit with the health insurer without any payment on my part.   I am thrilled with the supportI was given by PCA staff and General Counsel Martin’s legal advice.

Thanks to my membership in PCA, I received very responsive and immediate support for my problem.  Most importantly, my membership in PCA saved me $17,000of my hard-earned money!  Thank you, PCA!”

Lori Kalie, DC - Lancaster, PA 

"I actually sold my practice. About two hours after you posted the ad, I got a call from a doctor who was interested. He officially took over today. I received quite a number of calls about the practice since the ad was up. The service you provide is valuable, and I just wanted to thank you and the PCA for offering this service."

Brian Meenan, DC - Pittsburgh, PA 

"I just started my own practice a couple of months ago. $600 is a bit steep but it is worth it! Charge me monthly, that’d be great."

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