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YOUR PCA is working for you in Harrisburg and on Capitol Hill!
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association (PCA) applaud Congress for passing legislation that will promote fair competition in health insurance markets with the removal of a 75-year-old exemption that allowed these companies to avoid federal antitrust laws.
Daniel Schatzberg, DC, PCA President and Pennsylvania Delegate to the ACA's House of Delegates, commented "The PCA is pleased and encouraged with this legislation that at long last may begin 'leveling the playing field' between health providers and health insurers. Despite their heavily funded, 'warm and fuzzy' marketing campaigns, the stunning reality is that health insurers have aggressively encroached on the clinical judgments and practices of well-educated and trained health care professionals by their profit-obsessed intrusions into controlling the care patients receive, despite the professional judgments of the patients' providers."
As a result of congressional action last month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal.
You can apply for a PPP loan through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating.
Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. Find more information here.
On November 17, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a Universal Face Covering Order for Pennsylvania.
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.
We Are Pleased To Provide The Recording From The December 1, 2020 PCA State Of The State Meeting With The PA Department Of Health’s Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, Who Serves As The COVID-19 Response Director At The PA Department Of Health. Dr. Braund Made Herself Available To PCA Members With A Briefing…
The commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan was designed to be fluid and flexible to meet guidance and recommendations from the federal government. Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced the fourth version of the plan, detailing the updates and how the state is working to ensure safe, swift implementation. Click…
Pennsylvania Authorizes Chiropractors, Dentists, Optometrists, Pharmacists And Podiatrists Who Hold Clinical Lab Permits To Order And Administer COVID-19 Tests
December 21, 2020 The Pennsylvania Department of Health, through its Bureau of Laboratories, regulates clinical labs throughout the Commonwealth. The Bureau’s regulations establish various requirements and quality assurance standards which clinical labs must meet. No one may operate a clinical lab in Pennsylvania without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Health. In addition…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2020 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec. 6 through Dec. 13. With COVID cases increasing across the commonwealth, the Department of State is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards…
The catalyst for this historically important book is none other than PCA member, Lou Sportelli, DC
We are pleased to provide the recording from the December 1, 2020 PCA State of the State Meeting with the PA Department of Health’s Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, who serves as the COVID-19 Response Director at the PA Department of Health. Dr. Braund made herself available to PCA Members with a briefing…
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…
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? 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…
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…
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!!!"
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!"
“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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