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TBCE TEN: Guidelines for DC’s Considering Employment
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017 01:08 PM

The TBCE is implementing changes pursuant to recently passed legislation that will impact DC’s working within non-DC owned facilities. As of September 1, 2017, the TBCE will no longer register facilities. This means that facility owners will not be required to renew/register a facility, report ownership interests and otherwise keep their information current with the agency. The TBCE, however, maintains the authority and responsibility to regulate all aspects of chiropractic services within a facility, including billing for services and the maintenance of patient records. With this in mind, the TBCE offers the following ten guidelines for DC’s who are considering potential employment within a facility and entering into related business agreements.

Chiropractors Offer Evidence-Based Care for Back Pain
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017 07:04 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide will observe National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October by sharing information on back pain prevention and the value of a conservative approach to treatment with the theme “Back to Basics.” For more than 30 years, ACA’s annual public information campaigns have aimed to help the public reach optimal levels of health and wellness via natural health promotion and injury prevention strategies, and by highlighting chiropractic's safe, non-drug approach to pain relief.

House Passes Restrictions on Some Malpractice Awards
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Monday, August 07, 2017 08:09 AM

Non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases would be limited to $250,000 nationwide under a bill passed by the House.  H.R. 1215, known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, passed by a vote of 218-210. It would cap non-economic damages in medical liability cases at $250,000 in states that have not set a limit. (In those that already have their own caps, theirs would prevail.)  

The act, which would apply only to cases involving services covered wholly or partly by federal insurance programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, would also:

Veterans Choice Program: Six-Month Extension Clears Congress for President’s Signature
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Thursday, August 03, 2017 08:21 AM

Doctors of chiropractic treating veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Choice Program (VCP) received good news on Aug. 1, with Senate approval of the “VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017.” 

The bill passed without objection on the heels of House action last week, which approved the measure overwhelmingly, 414-0. 

Lawmakers originally designed the program to end August 2017, or whenever funding ran out. But, recognizing the popularity and high usage of the program, lawmakers agreed in April to extend the authorization period, which they said was necessary to access an estimated $200 million that remains in the fund after August. 

ACA to Discuss Important Chiropractic Issues at State Legislative Conference
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Thursday, August 03, 2017 08:17 AM

ACA will join more than 1,000 policymakers from across the country next week at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual legislative summit in Boston. This forum serves as an excellent opportunity for ACA to discuss important issues both on the state and national levels with legislators and staff.

NCSL's mission is to:

  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures.
  • Promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures.
  • Ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
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