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F4CP Supports DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:05 PM

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) urges consumers to learn the opportunities to dispose of unused Rx drugs for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take-Back Day

This call-to-action supports initiatives during September Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month and emphasizes the goals to advance public awareness of the value of drug-free chiropractic care.

“We can’t be more supportive of this DEA program which complements our campaign to educate and inform Americans that there are non-pharmacologic options such as chiropractic care to safely and effectively address patients’ spine and joint-related pain,” says Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP. “Every day, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids.”

Standard Process: 1 Day, 1 Bottle, 1 Meal Event
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:02 PM

On August 17 Standard Process invited its customers, distributors, and employees to join in a one-day opportunity to pay it forward and help feed the hungry in our second annual “One Day, One Bottle, One Meal” event.

In all, 62,203 Standard Process, MediHerb®, and Standard Process Veterinary FormulasTM products were purchased that day. That’s an increase of 17 percent over last year’s one-day event!

As promised, Standard Process will provide a meal for each bottle purchased. In fact, they have decided to round up and donate 63,000 meals to a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks.

National Chiropractic Health Month 2017
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 04:45 PM

“Back To Basics"

During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2017 this October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will share back injury prevention and strengthening tips as well as information on the value of a conservative approach to back pain treatment with the theme “Back to Basics.”

Back pain remains one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors, and one of the most common conditions for which doctors prescribe pain medications. It is estimated that up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, with the overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers in the United States still a major public health issue, it’s essential for health care consumers to understand that spinal manipulation and other conservative treatments can treat common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain effectively and safely.

Seven Things That Will Cause Medicare to Deny a Claim
Written by Kelli Moore, MCS-P,I   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:21 PM

A Working Guide for What to Do When Medicare Denies for Medical Necessity

By Kelli  Moore, MCS-P, I

Medical Compliance Specialist – Physician, Instructor

Getting a notice from Medicare that your services were not medically necessary and therefore not payable is not the response any doctor or biller wants to see. No one wants to work for free. So, getting this ambiguous denial, “These are non-covered services because this is not deemed a medical necessity by the payer”, is both alarming and frustrating. It raises questions: what causes this denial from Medicare? What can one do to fix this and keep it from happening in the future? Is there any hope of getting paid after getting this denial?

The Cause

First, there are the seven main reasons that will trigger this unfavorable denial:
1. Wrong primary diagnosis
2. Wrong secondary diagnosis
3. Not enough diagnosis for the CPT code reported
4. Wrong modifier
5. More than 30 visits in a calendar year
6. More than 12 visits in a calendar month
7. The date of first consult is older than 90 days
Written by Andrea Howard   
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 04:05 PM

Chiropractors Helping In Relief Operations (C.H.I.R.O)

Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), in conjunction with Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), created the initiative, Chiropractors Helping In Relief Operations (C.H.I.R.O), which is dedicated to helping our doctors in their time of need. 

Initially started as a response to Harvey as a way to offer assistance to Texas Doctors of Chiropractic whose practices were affected by the hurricane/storm, the C.H.I.R.O. will continue as a way to support those who may be affected by catastrophic events in the future.

The ultimate goal of C.H.I.R.O. is to help you get back to caring for your patients.

If you would like to make a donation, you can donate online or download and fill out the PDF. Checks can be sent to TCA office at 1122 Colorado St., Ste. 307, Austin, TX 78701 and please put CHIRO Fund in the memo line.

 If you have been affected by a catastrophic event, please fill out the online form or download and fill out the PDF and email it to You can also fax it to (512) 477-9296.

You can also call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292 to make a donation by credit card. Monetary donations are not tax deductible, but equipment donations may be considered a business donation. Please check with your tax preparer for verification.  

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