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New Doc Seminar Returns to TCA’s Chiro Texpo ’16
Many chiropractic practices go out of business during their first few years. Poor financial decisions, bad hires and ineffective marketing approaches have caused outstanding doctors of chiropractic to shutter their doors. Don’t let that happen to you!

If you are a DC looking to open your own practice, a new licensee or a chiropractic student, you can’t afford to skip the New Doc Seminar: Build the Practice of Your Dreams at the Texas Chiropractic Association’s Chiro Texpo ’16. Don’t miss the chiropractic event of the year in Texas – June 10-12 at the Arlington Convention Center.
All the top doctors of chiropractic are coming to Arlington this summer. Are you? The Texas Chiropractic Association’s Chiro Texpo ’16 – the chiropractic event of the year in Texas – will take place June 10-12 at the Arlington Convention Center. There are three easy ways to register.

Early registration ends on May 1, so don’t miss out!
The HHS Office for Civil Rights recently announced its 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program. The program reviews the policies and procedures of covered entities and their business associates to ensure that standards and rules of privacy, security and breach notification are being met.
The government has mobilized its enforcement agencies with more funding. Doctors of chiropractic must immediately figure out if their practice has the key components in place for a HIPAA compliance program. The TCA is offering a comprehensive six-hour seminar, HIPAA – Protecting Your Practice in an Overregulated World, taught by Ty Talcott, DC, CHPSE, of HIPAA Compliance Services.
Burying your head in the sand and not knowing all of the standards you are required to meet via HIPAA may have worked well in the past. About four years ago massive changes took place, and now news reports that more change is underway. Forewarning and being prepared is the only way to help assure you stay safe! Register now for Who is getting audited and Why? Preventing $50,000+ minimum fines! a webinar on Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CDT.
Come join members of the Texas Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association as we hold a "chiropractic-only" fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady. reported in an article that "in the world of medicine, chiropractic ... seems to hover in that gray area between standard health care ... and other ‘alternative’ practitioners. Chiropractic was the original holistic medicine." Chiropractic manipulation often leads to better patient outcomes, other studies suggest.
Three in 10 American adults reported consuming sugary drinks at least once a day, according to data released by the CDC.
The Texas Chiropractic Association has joined forces with Online Chiro, a TCA Bronze Sponsor and Affinity Partner, to make having a beautiful website easy. TCA members now have access to special member discounts on practice websites and online marketing services – something for any practice on any budget, all of it tailored to your practice.
Prefer to earn your continuing education hours online? As a benefit of TCA membership, TCA members save 10% off online courses and live webinars from 1-9 hours and 20% off courses and webinars of 10 hours or longer.
Insurers and academics berated pharmaceutical companies for jacking up drug prices. A professor of health policy at George Mason University said the root of the problem is, "By construction, we made monopolies for the purpose of encouraging innovation," alluding to patents on innovator drugs. "Maybe you want to think about changing the rules, so that the rules serve market forces better."
Medicare has proposed a new pricing plan for drugs administered in physician offices and hospital outpatient departments. The Medicare Part B program now pays providers the average sales price (ASP) of the drug, plus an extra 6% to cover handling and administration. Under the proposed reimbursement model, Medicare Part B would pay the ASP, an add-on of only 2.5%, and a flat fee of $16.80 per drug per day, regardless of its price.
Pivotal Health Solutions
When a licensed DC changes his or her address, the law requires that the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) be notified. The TBCE has simplified this into a three-step process. Failure to timely notify the TBCE is a frequent disciplinary action resulting in hundreds of dollars of fines.
Avoid Medicaid disenrollment and possible disruption in claims payment on Sept. 25, 2016, providers should submit a re-enrollment application to the state or TMHP today.
The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners accepts PACE recognition as satisfying the requirements of the Board for purposes of the licensure renewal process. PACE is an acronym for Providers of Approved Continuing Education and is a program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB). In lieu of the Texas Continuing Education Course Approval Application, PACE Providers may submit a much simplified form along with the appropriate registration fees. Learn more about PACE.
Access 2 Integration
Calendar of Events

April 23-24, 2016– BEDFORD / DFW, TX, Myofascial Release Seminar –Amy Kirsch, DC www.

April 23-24, 2016– DALLAS, TX, OccMedSeminar:DOT & Non DOT Evaluations & Testing in Your Office –Dr. James Raker, DC

April 26, 2016 – WEBINAR, CCED April Webinar Series: Sports Medicine 316: Lower Extremity Nerve Entrapment Conditions – Donald A. Otello, DC

April 28, 2016 – WEBINAR, CCED April Webinar Series: Whiplash 301: Introduction to Whiplash Associated Disorders – Steve Yeomans, DC, FACCO

April 30-May 1, 2016 – DALLAS, TX, Personal Injury – Dr. Collum, DC

May 3, 2016 –CCED May Webinar Series: Case Studies 301: Headache–Monte Horne, DC

May 5, 2016 –CCED May Webinar Series: Manipulation & Manual Therapy 301; C0-C1 Region–Monte Horne, DC

May 5-6, 2016 –BEDFORD, TX, 2016 TBCE ClassAmy Kirsch, DC & Ces Soyring

May 6-7, 2016 –AUSTIN, TX Dr. Jay Morgan Seminar Series –

May 7-8, 2016 –HOUSTON, TX 2016 TBCE Class –Amy Kirsch, DC & Ces Soyring

May 10, 2016 –CCED May Webinar Series:Whiplash 302 –Steve Yeomans, DC, FACCO

May 12, 2016 –CCED May Webinar Series:Sports Medicine 317: Lumbar Spine Conditions –Donald A. Ozello, DC

May 14, 2016 – HOUSTON, TX, Chiropractic Law Seminar,

May 14-15, 2016 – HOUSTON, TX, Personal Injury – Dr.Collum, DC,

6 HOURS ONLINE –Spine Exam –Dr. Giljum

Chiropractic physicians joined the American Public Health Association (APHA) to observe National Public Health Week. ACA joined more than 1,400 Twitter participants in a dynamic Twitter chat. APHA has offered a section devoted to chiropractic and its role in public health since 1995, and ACA has a Public Health Care Committee that serves as a liaison between the association and APHA.
Health and Human Services recently announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help support 29 medical group practices, regional health care systems, and regional extension centers in offering peer-to-peer support to primary and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, and their practices. The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is one of the largest federal investments designed to support doctors and other clinicians in all 50 states through collaborative and peer-based learning networks.
Student groups across the country have been calling attention to the lack of diversity on medical campuses, there aren’t enough minority medical school applicants. In 2008, the American Medical Association issued an apology for a century of racial discrimination in the organization's past.
Standard Process Inc. congratulates MediHerb® for recently receiving the 2015 ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedical Research Award from the American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizing MediHerb for its research efforts to validate the efficacy of herbal formulas.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) adopted a policy statement proposing a solution to the dual public health concerns of inadequate pain management and opioid abuse. "Chiropractic’s non-drug approach to pain management puts this profession in a unique position to help reduce the prescription drug abuse, misuse and overdose that is currently plaguing the nation."
Drucker Labs
PEMF / The Edwards Group
Chiropractic News
Low back pain is highly prevalent and one of the most common causes of disability in U.S. armed forces personnel. Currently, no single therapeutic method has been established as a gold standard treatment for this increasingly prevalent condition. One commonly used treatment, which has demonstrated consistent positive outcomes in terms of pain and function within a civilian population is spinal manipulative therapy provided by doctors of chiropractic.
Scope of practice:The procedures, actions, and processes that a healthcare practitioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license. Organized medicine has publicly stated that it shall work to develop strategies, become actively involved in lobbying and communicating with state officials when confronted with "attempts by non-physicians to expand scope of practice via state legislation." What are you doing on the behalf of your profession to counteract their strategic lobbying efforts?
This award is for those who are under 40 years of age, or with fewer than 10 years in chiropractic practice at the time of the award’s receipt. It recognizes doctors who have shown outstanding dedication and made long-lasting contributions to the profession and their community. Deadline for nominations is June 3, 2016.
The Keeler Plaque is the Texas Chiropractic Association’s most prestigious award designating the Chiropractor of the year. You have the opportunity to nominate a TCA member for consideration to receive the Keeler Plaque. Deadline for nominations is June 3, 2016.
Clinical & Research
Greens First
Martina Andrea Isdale, 56, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, after fighting a brave battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband Dr. Shawn Isdale and their children: Sagen, Sterling, Sommer, Skylar and Spane. She was at her Harker Heights home with her family by her side.



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