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Thursday, Feb. 9, is the single most important day of the year for the chiropractic profession in Texas. TCA Legislative Day features scheduled visits with state legislators at the Texas Capitol. It’s our best opportunity to educate elected officials about chiropractic and win support for TCA’s key bills. While a number of you have already signed up, we need additional DCs to make the trip to Austin, particularly from the east, south and west parts of the state and the Texas Panhandle. We are more likely to secure a meeting with a state representative or senator if a constituent is there. Your staff also is encouraged to attend.Register online or call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292.
Still haven’t registered for next month’s Texas Chiropractic Legislative Conference (TCLC) on Feb. 9-11 in Austin? Time is running out! Early registration has been extended to Monday, Jan. 30; the price will go up after that date. Chiropractic icon Dr. Louis Sportelli headlines an all-star line-up that includes Parker University President Dr. Bill Morgan and the latest research from Palmer College of Chiropractic Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori. We’ve also added a bonus session, Ask the Attorneys, featuring legal experts Larry Laurent, Michele Quattlebaum and Josh Massingill. Sign up your staff for Advanced Training for Office Managers and Experienced CAs with The Collection Coach’s Kelli Moore. Register online by the deadline or call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292.

Hundreds of DCs across the state have received a demand letter from Austin-based attorney Omar W. Rosales alleging that their chiropractic websites are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On behalf of our members, TCA hired the law firm of Joshua Graham & Associates, PLLC to get their legal insights. Please read the response letter with the firm’s opinion. The letter should not be interpreted as legal advice coming from TCA. To assist you with this matter, TCA has negotiated a discounted $20 consultation fee with Joshua Graham & Associates to discuss your situation. Our goal is to protect you and your practice. If you received a letter and would like to speak to an attorney, please contact the firm at (682) 305-2873.

Sign up for TCA’s Mid-Winter Conference, a Panhandle Tradition, on Feb. 24-26 in Lubbock. Need a reason to go? Earn your 16 CE hours while learning from nationally respected speakers like Dr. Steve Yeomans and get the latest research and insights at the  Integrative Stroke Symposium: Protect Your Patients and Your Practice. There’s training for your entire team, too, with The Collection Coach’s Kelli Moore. Get up-to-the-minute legislative and legal updates while networking with your chiropractic colleagues at the beautiful Overton Hotel & Conference Center. Rooms are quickly filling up, so don’t wait! Register online or call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292.
It’s a crucial time for the chiropractic profession in Texas. TCA is in the midst of the 85th Texas Legislative Session — the most pivotal session in several decades — and is currently appealing the decision in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) v. Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) lawsuit, which threatens your right to diagnose and treat neurological conditions (including the vertebral subluxation). It takes lots of manpower and money to fight for a profession. Thank you to those Texas and out-of-state DCs and companies who have contributed to the Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI) over the past year. Check out the thank-you video from CDI Committee Chair Dr. Jeff Williams acknowledging those 2016 CDI contributors! Are you currently not donating to CDI or want to increase your monthly contributions ...make your donation online today or call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292.
New TBCE President Mark Bronson DC, FACO, offers his initial TBCE presidential message. He points out where the chiropractic regulatory board will be heading this year.
The TBCE is proposing rules amendments concerning Grossly Unprofessional Conduct and the table of maximum sanctions.There are significant changes of which you should be aware.
From September through November the TBCE administered some seventeen disciplinary actions ranging from cease and desist orders, to $11,000 in fines, one of them $5000. Avoid fines, punishment and the loss of income. Regularly review the State’s legal requirements for chiropractic and abide by them.
HB 820 could exempt up to 50% of a physician's residence from property tax if providing services free of charge to indigent county residents. HB 1050 would do away with the property tax system altogether.
Naylor Association Solutions
The congress is taking preliminary measures to fundamentally change the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) by mid February. Both the House and Senate have passed budget resolutions ordering that legislation be drafted by January 27 that would erase Obamacare's tax and spending provisions. The house would thereafter use the regular legislative processes to offer a replacement for Obamacare, on track to occur sometime in mid-February.
H.R. 302 was unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would ensure the malpractice coverage of sports medicine professionals, including DCs, remains valid when they travel with teams across state lines.
The Affordable Care Act replacement by the incoming administration means the nation’s largest insurers are consolidating amidst a very different landscape than the one they viewed when they first proposed merger. There’s a lot of uncertainty facing the insurance industry. The budget resolution bill gives a deadline of January 27 to come up with a plan to cut billions off the deficit as a way of cutting off funding for the ACA. The judges deciding on the insurance megamergers are expected to rule before the end of the month as well.
With specialty drugs costing $30,000 a month, is it any wonder that Medicare Part D catastrophic coverage has tripled to over $33 Billion in 2015?
Chiropractic News
How many chiropractic doctors are there in Texas? How many chiropractic facilities? Here’s how many.
Despite assertions by the medical community that the spine is different from the nervous system, it is widely noted that there are many conditions that may cause a disruption in the transfer of instructions from the brain to the body, usually when there are any problems associated with the spine or its protective covering, the vertebrae. It is important to consider the spine and vertebrae together while considering your back care. These tips will help.
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Clinical & Research
Scientists  used to believe spinal manipulation was purely a biomechanical treatment option for spinal pain conditions.The growing basic science suggests that there may be more of a neurophysiological effect following spinal manipulation than previously realized. This study shows that spinal manipulation leads to changes in cortical excitability and that spinal manipulation may therefore be indicated for the patients who have lost tonus of their muscle and/or are recovering from muscle degrading dysfunctions such as stroke or orthopaedic operations and/or may also be of interest to sports performers.
The medical establishment has recently been seeking to remove from the chiropractic profession its access to the neurology of the human body. This research may shed some light as to why. Over the past decade, there has been a growing body of evidence to suggest that neural plastic changes occur following chiropractic spinal manipulation. This study demonstrates that a single session of spinal manipulation of dysfunctional segments in subclinical pain patients alters somatosensory processing at the cortical level, particularly within the prefrontal cortex.
Business Development
There is now a greater risk of financial loss due to improper discounting and faulty financial and collection policies than ever before. It is widely known that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Medicare are cracking down on healthcare fraud and abuse. Get all the details in Risky Business: Texas, a FREE webinar for Texas DCs and staff brought to you by TCA Friend of Chiropractic Sponsor ChiroHealthUSA, at 1:15 p.m. CST Wednesday, March 8.
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