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Sports have always been huge in Texas. TCA, in conjunction with Southeast Sports Seminars, is launching the 2017 Texas Sports Chiropractic Conference on September 29-October 1 at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena. Earn all 16 CE hours toward your Texas license and increase your knowledge of sports chiropractic.
Because of your generous contributions over the past year, the 85th Texas Legislative Session was TCA’s most productive in decades. Unfortunately, the fight is far from over. It will take $100,000 in legal fees per year, every year to appeal the lawsuits filed by TMA. TCA member Dr. James Fowler is challenging all DCs to participate in the 100 x $100 Challenge! Donate $100 a month to the Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI) over the next three years or make a one-time donation of $2,500.
Back by popular demand, the Texas Chiropractic Association is hosting the New Doc Seminar on Friday, July 14, during Texas Chiropractic College’s 2017 Annual Convention at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands. From how to launch your chiropractic career, to business/financial/legal considerations, marketing, hiring/office management and much more, it’s your opportunity to ask questions of your chiropractic colleagues and learn. TCC students and doctors of all experience levels are invited to attend. Visit TCC’s Convention webpage to register or find out more about the conference.
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The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) offers an FAQ relating to acupuncture in Texas.
Support the ongoing battle for chiropractic in Texas and earn valuable continuing education hours at an upcoming seminar sponsored by TCA Gold Sponsor Foot Levelers for the Texas Chiropractic Association. The Foot Levelers Extremities Seminar Benefiting the Fight for Chiropractic in Texas coming up Sept. 16-17 in San Antonio.
A DC who, in the normal course of official duties has direct contact with children, has an obligation to report child abuse or neglect, either actual or suspected. A new law updates some of the definitions relating to abuse.
Check out the articles in this issue of TJOC, the changing face of chiropractic.
Naylor Association Solutions
Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. CMS will issue new Medicare cards with a new unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to replace the existing Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number starting in April 2018. All Medicare cards will be replaced by April 2019.
Having concluded their annual meeting recently the AMA passed policies that include meeting only in venues that offer gender-neutral restroom facilities; determining if there are laws preventing physicians asking patients if there are guns in the home before booking a meeting in that locale; investigating a public option for the insurance marketplace; reducing sugary drinks and more.
Chiropractic News
Chiropractic care represents a safe and effective treatment alternative for older adults, according to evidence-based recommendations published in the May issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
There is an increasing acceptance of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model by all health care professionals. Biological influences are an important component of health and disease, particularly in the area of spine care and pain management. Appreciation of the psychological and social aspects of patient care carries significance as well and should not be overlooked.
In Texas’ 85th Legislative Session, 6,631 bills were filed and only 1,211 bills passed (the fewest in 20 years). The Chiropractic profession fared exceptionally well this legislative session.
Clinical & Research
It is unclear whether leg pain location above or below the knee and the presence of neurological signs are important in primary care patients. The objectives of this study were to explore whether the four Quebec Task Force categories based on the location of pain and on neurological signs are associated with outcome.
The current literature suggests expectation is an influential component of clinical outcomes related to musculoskeletal pain. The purpose of the clinical perspective reported here is to highlight the potential role of expectation in the clinical outcomes.
Eating fish may help reduce joint pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to a new study.
Business Development
The government has issued new ABN forms. You must now use the newly dated form. It became effective June 21, 2017.
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After a two year battle with ALS, Dr. Kurt Brown passed away on June 5, 2017 at his home in Graham surrounded by his family. Kurt moved to Graham in 1990 and spent his life as a chiropractor, endeavoring to help those in pain regardless of their ability to pay.



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