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What is Aetna’s Chiropractic Program Doing to YOU?

Aetna and Coventry will soon partner with National Imaging Associated, Inc (NIA) to authorize physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services. The program is for commercial fully insured and Medicare plans. It begins September 1, 2018. If you commonly bill PT, OT or chiropractic codes, you should attend an upcoming education webinar. CLICK HERE for more information, the webinar dates and how to register. 

Act 67 of 2018 (formerly Senate Bill 892) signed by Governer Wolf Allows Chiropractic College Students Credity-worthy Experiences in PA

PCA's successful initiative led by Senator Guy Reschenthaler (Allegheny, Washington) scored a major victory for patients, students, and chiropractors when Senate Bill 892 passed the PA General Assembly during the week of June 18, 2018, and was sent to Governor Wolf to sign into law. SB 892 allows students to obtain the hands-on clinical experience they need to gain their credentials.  Prior to Governor Wolf signing the legislation into law, Chiropractic students had to go out-of-state for clinical training. "The new law will spur the establishment of PA Chiropractic schools and increase the chances of students establishing practices in the Commonwealth", said PCA’s 2018- 2020 President Alison Benedetto, DC.

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....  Click here for the full report

Aetna Changes, New Pre-Authorization as of 9/1/18

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.... Click here to learn more

IMPORTANT ADVISORY TO PA-LICENSED DCs

PCA is aware of many DCs having trouble calling or logging into the PA State Board of Chiropractic. The State Board is experiencing an extremely high call volume and therefore difficult for callers to get through, and additionally, their new online management system is experiencing glitches with not recognizing email addresses, won’t accept passwords, etc.  While the State Board is attempting to address these issues, please address all questions or concerns via email to Elizabeth Wecker, Administrator for the State Board of Chiropractic at st-chiropractic@pa.gov. Be sure to save all of your email correspondence as a "paper trail".

PCA's Monthly Member Spotlight

Dr. Alison Benedetto, PCA's new President 2018-2020

 

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.