We have been advised that there will be oral arguments heard in our case against the State Health Benefits Commission et al. for implementing a $35 cap on out-of-network chiropractic services. The arguments are scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Trenton.
As previously advised, the NJDOBI is instituting a uniform appeals process for PIP claims. This new uniform appeal process will be in effect as of April 17, 2017. Jeffrey Randolph Esq., General Counsel to the ANJC, has created a webinar explaining the changes and new process.
For the sixth consecutive year, ANJC is making available six $1,000 scholarships, including the “Sigmund Miller Spirit of Chiropractic Award,” for chiropractic students who reside and have a home-base in New Jersey, and plan to return to New Jersey to practice.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has just issued a new guideline for physicians to follow recommending non-drug treatments, including spinal manipulation, as the first step in treating patients with low back pain.
On Oct. 17, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) published in the N.J. Register amendments to the PIP regulations implementing a new, mandatory appeal process for PIP claims to take effect April 17th.
The ANJC held a statewide conference call on November 30th to address questions about the Horizon Class Action Settlement.
The 2017 Medicare fee schedule has been released.
There are significant changes coming to the Medicare system of reimbursement beginning in 2017. This comes in the form of what is called the Quality Payment Program.
For the sixth consecutive year, ANJC is making available six $1,000 scholarships, including the second annual “Sigmund Miller Spirit of Chiropractic Award,” for chiropractic students who reside and have a home-base in NJ, and plan to return to NJ to practice.
Since our last update on the State Health Benefits Plan we have obtained the resolutions passed by the SHBP Plan Design Committee at their 8/29/16 meeting via OPRA request. Three of the seven resolutions have possible bearing on ANJC members.
There are changes to the ICD-10 diagnosis codes going into effect October 1st, 2016. CMS will be requiring codes to be submitted to the greatest available specificity beginning on October 1st. Also, there have been a number of codes added and deleted from the ICD-10 code set.