Contact our Senators about S. 4042!

On Thursday, April 7, just before a two-week congressional recess, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), joined by his colleagues Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), introduced S. 4042, the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act, a bipartisan companion to legislation of the same name, H.R. 2654, in the House. The Senate bill was immediately referred to the Finance committee, which has jurisdiction on all matters related to the Medicare program.

Why is it important that this bill has been introduced in both chambers? Basically, a companion bill shows support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and lends an added sense of credibility to the cause. Additionally, a bill now in both chambers opens further opportunities for passage. Learn more from this ACA blog post.

How can you support this legislation? Additional cosponsors are important, for both the Senate and House bills. Cosponsor numbers show support, and strong numbers are undeniable truths when it comes time to move legislation to the floor. Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster would make especially powerful cosponsors of this legislation because of their positions on key committees. You can help to generate cosponsors by contacting your Senators and Representative through the ACA Legislative Action Center. Make sure your colleagues, patients, family, and friends do the same!

Spring 2022 NECC Summit in Portsmouth

On Saturday, April 9 the NHCA joined association leaders from across the Northeast for our 2022 Spring Northeast Chiropractic Council meeting. Thank you to Dr. Colby Lamson and Dr. Rachel Morgan of White Mountain Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for lending us the rehab space in your new Portsmouth office!
 
To hear our report on what we learned from other states at the NECC summit, members can join us on our monthly NHCA Board of Directors call this Wednesday, April 20 at 8:30 PM. Email info@nhchiropractic.org for a link.

Share your story: Unfair Reimbursement Based on Provider Type

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) collaborated recently with the Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA), a coalition of non-MD healthcare providers, in submitting a letter to federal regulators urging them to enforce a rule that requires group health plans and health insurers to fairly compensate non-MDs for the same services delivered by other healthcare providers.

Do you have personal stories about how you have been compensated unfairly by a group health plan or health insurer? You can support the ACA’s advocacy on this issue by sending your stories to them today.