As I enter my first year as President of the ANJC, I realize that our energetic and extraordinary association has never been more relevant and impactful for all of us who practice and prevail in the state of New Jersey. I have served as a board member for the past four years and had the opportunity to immerse myself in our challenges, victories and defeats. I have had the honor to work diligently with the ANJC board and staff who are dedicated, resourceful and true leaders.
The ANJC strategically advocates and provides resources for the entire profession in our state. We recognize our strengths and we recognize our challenges. Changes and challenges, that often feel never ending and seem to develop on a daily, if not hourly basis. However, we are always ready. Rest assured the ANJC Board and staff are tirelessly researching, troubleshooting and brainstorming solutions, day and night and through weekends and holidays. We have all witnessed the dynamic landscape in healthcare, and more importantly in chiropractic. The chiropractic community, our providers and our generous sponsors have shown the rest of the country that we are resilient and a force not to be reckoned with. We have proven that our tenacity and readiness to embrace opportunities will catapult our profession to see success in 2023 and beyond.
We are ready to face the challenges because we have a history of accomplishments. We’ve successfully fought and found victory with: Triad, ASHN, Horizon and OMNIA and retired teacher Medicare benefits under AETNA. We were successful in our fight against Horizon to have them pay for exams and modalities and with AETNA in paying the manual therapy code 97140, which had a national impact.
This year, we are focused on building the ANJC, connecting with our current members and recruiting new. We look forward to welcoming membership to engaging initiatives, in-person and virtual professional development opportunities and our annual conference which will be held May 19-20 at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.
I want to thank each member and loyal sponsors for the continued support and participation. I want to thank our determined and tireless legal and insurance consultants and staff including our new Executive Director, Suzanne Corson, who has grabbed the bull by its horns, developing a plan to ensure our association runs seamlessly. Lastly, I would like to thank our passionate ambassadors, the ANJC Board of Directors, who constantly bring expertise, engagement and a thought partnership to the table. Thank you all for entrusting me in being your next president and always your colleague.
I look forward to working with all.
Andreas Skounakis, DC