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Attend TCAs CE Seminars, Chiro Texpo ’16 ... And Save!!!

TCA recently held two events – the 2016 Mid-Winter Conference in Lubbock and a one-day seminar, Concussion from the Pros to the Joes, in Austin. The feedback from both events was overwhelmingly positive. At Mid-Winter, attendees were treated to phenomenal sessions from chiropractic radiology guru Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow-ACCR, and renowned chiropractic coach Charles Ward, DC – both legends in our profession – and both doctors and chiropractic assistants were wowed by Lori W. Allen of Profitable Practice Strategies, who showed them how to transform their front desk for maximum efficiency and profitability.

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, sports chiropractor Kelly Ryder, DC, CCSP, delivered a comprehensive, hands-on concussion workshop last weekend that simply blew the audience away. Read about upcoming events and information in this article.
At the 2016 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference Feb. 24-27, TCA past president Dr. Dale White Jr. of Fort Worth was elected secretary of the Council of Delegates, and TCA past president Dr. Michael Martin of Plano was presented the Alternate Delegate of the Year Award. Read more about NCLC in this article.
How about a member of their staff? If so, please contact TCA's lobby team, Norton & Massingill, PLLC, at Relationships are the key to TCA's legislative success, and your personal relationship with a state representative or senator could make a major difference. You are this profession's greatest asset. We need knowledgable and respected doctors of chiropractic who can be deployed to counsel and guide state legislators about issues affecting the practice of chiropractic. This information will be kept confidential and used judiciously. Your help is sincerely appreciated.
Concussions are a major concern. Dr. Kelly Ryder’s comprehensive, six-hour seminar will cover guidelines, concussion types and differences, return-to-play protocols, and prevention. Time is short. Register NOW for the April 2 event in Houston.
CCEDSEMINARS is offering TCA members discounts off its ever-expanding catalogue of online courses and live webinars. TCA members will save 10% off online courses and live webinars from 1-9 hours (promo code TCA1) and 20% off courses and webinars of 10 hours or longer (promo code TCA2). Check this article for more details.
Texas doctors are invited to register for an upcoming seminar introducing the KineticXer, a new ergonomically designed tool that assists with soft tissue management. Be among the first to get a preview of the KineticXer, making its debut in the United States.

The two-day seminar will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites DFW Airport West-Euless (431 Airport Frwy., Euless, TX 76040).

By attending the seminar, you’ll receive the KineticXer Practitioner certification and a full set of tools to treat your patients. Check out the event flyer for more details.

TCA members will receive a discount off the seminar and tools. A percentage of the proceeds from the seminar will support TCA’s Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI), which assists TCA in its legislative, legal and public relations on behalf of the chiropractic profession in Texas.

Register online by Wednesday, March 23, and save $100 off registration and/or tools. Or, call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292 for more information.
Tax time is around the corner, just a month away. Have you prepared your individual and corporate returns? It’s still not too late. TCA has an affinity partnership with West Austin Tax offering TCA members preferred pricing on tax preparation services. Check out the overview of West Austin Tax’s services and the TCA member price list. For more information, contact West Austin Tax at (512) 330-9400 or email
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Doctors from around the state converged upon the Texas Chiropractic Association’s Mid-Winter Conference to enhance their knowledge, mingle with their peers and ensure that required TBCE continuing education hours were achieved.This year’s Mid-Winter conference was one of the most well attended in recent memory and was a marked success. Read more and check out photos in this article.
The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners proposes amending Chapter 78, Rule 78.6, concerning Required Fees and Charges. The proposed amended rule is necessary in order to remove an obsolete reference and update the rule concerning application of monetary funds to outstanding balances.
The Keeler Plaque is the Texas Chiropractic Association’s award designating the Chiropractor of the year. It is Texas Chiropractic’s most prestigious award. You have the opportunity to nominate a TCA member for consideration to receive the Keeler Plaque.
Make your plans to attend Chiro Texpo ’16, the chiropractic event of the year in Texas, on June 10-12 at the Arlington Convention Center. Join hundreds of doctor of chiropractic and chiropractic professionals from Texas and surrounding states. Take your practice to the next level through CE seminars and the brand-new Success and Chiropractic Assistant tracks. Also returning in 2016 is the New Doc seminar for DCs in their first few years of licensure. Chiro Texpo ’16 marks the official celebration of TCA’s 100th anniversary and will be fun for the entire family. Stay tuned for the latest announcements, but register online now!
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Calendar of Events

March 12-13, 2016 – SAN ANTONIO, TX, Personal Injury – Collum

March 19-20, 2016 – DALLAS, TX, Personal Injury – Collum

March 19-20, 2016 – BEDFORD / DFW, TX, Myofascial Release Seminar – Amy Kirsch, DC

March 19-20, 2016 – DALLAS, TX, Clinical Acupuncture Orthopedics – Mark L. Hanson, DC

March 25-26, 2016 – SAN ANTONIO, TX, PI Secrets: Understanding Colossus and Defending Minor Impact Soft Tissue Injuries – John Schmidt, DC

April 2, 2016 – HOUSTON, TX, Sports Chiropractic Workshop: Concussion - From the Pros to the Joes

April 7-8, 2016 – BEDFORD, TX, ICD10 Diagnosis Coding – Kirsch

April 9-10, 2016 – TYLER, TX, ICD10 Diagnosis Coding – Kirsch

April 9, 2016 – DALLAS, TX, Medicare DECODED: Medicare Documentation and Claim Reporting Procedures for Chiropractic Services – Dr. Amy Wood, Kelli Moore

April 16-17, 2016 – DALLAS, TX, How to Minimize Rehab Outcome through Proprioception(includes 4 TBCE hours) – Dr. Pelletier

April 23-24, 2016 – BEDFORD / DFW, TX, Myofascial Release Seminar (Includes required hours for risk mgmt. (1) and ethics and documentation/coding (3) relating to the Board Rules (TAC)) Amy Kirsch, DC (682) 225-7005
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it has ramped up production of diagnostics and will have 1 million test kits available by early March. In addition, the agency will have 100,000 Zika virus tests to use after more time has elapsed since exposure, and is "working around the clock" to increase the evidence base about Zika.
The share of government health spending rose to 64.3% in 2013, a study finds. Taxpayers funded nearly two-thirds of all U.S. health expenditures in 2013, and that figure is expected to rise even higher by 2024.
About one-third of "public" speakers at US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee meetings on yet-to-be-approved cancer drugs had financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. In other words, public testimony is regularly supported by private interests. "The industry has hijacked that microphone; they're using it as their second presentation at advisory committee meetings," senior study author said.
The idea of a single-payer healthcare system has come back with the release of a single-payer healthcare proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Opponents of a single-payer system say it would lead to a big increase in taxes. But a new study estimates that the federal, state, and local governments paid for 64.3% of U.S. health spending, or $1.877 trillion, in 2013 and that it would not take much higher taxes to finance a single-payer system. Learn more about the effects of a single-payer system in this report.
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More than 700 chiropractic physicians, students and corporate partners joined the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) in Washington, D.C. to visit with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as part of the 2016 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC).
The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of back pain and treatment satisfaction in a population of low-socioeconomic pregnant women. Musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy is prevalent in this underserved patient population and negatively affects sleep. Routine treatment with medication appears inadequate.
A narrative review of all published reports of adverse effects of chiropractic pediatric spinal manipulation was performed to assess the risk of adverse effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation in the pediatric population. Based on the published literature, chiropractic spinal manipulation, when performed by skilled chiropractors, provides very low risk of adverse effect to the pediatric patient.
You know that provision in the Affordable Care Act that the American Chiropractic Association worked so hard to achieve so that insurance companies would have to pay the same wages for the same service?The AMA will seek "repeal of the non-physician provider non-discrimination provisions of the ACA. AMA will immediately direct sufficient funds toward a multi-pronged campaign to accomplish these goals." In the eyes of organized medicine, you should be paid less money for the same work.
While it is good that the AMA agrees with TCA that "scope of practice is determined by training, experience, and demonstrated competence," it is "not good" that "AMA will continue to work to draft model legislation that deals with non-physician independent practitioners’ scope of practice."

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