URGENT: Medicare Proposes Drastic Chiropractic Fee Cut - Contact Your U.S. Legislator

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that announces upcoming changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), beginning January 1, 2021. The proposed rule was intended to improve payments and decrease complexity for evaluation and management services, increase coverage for opioid use disorder treatments and broaden telehealth service coverage.  However, to compensate for the budgetary impact of these increases, which the Department of Health and Human Services is required to do, the rule implements a significant decrease in the value of other health care services. As a result, Medicare is proposing a 19.54% pay cut to doctors of chiropractic. Click here to learn more and email your U.S. senators and representative TODAY to fight this proposed pay cut.

COVID-19 Updates

******UPDATE: September 16, 2020 - Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an executive order for social distancing measures going through September 30: critical infrastructure businesses should provide appropriate PPE for staff and ALL Georgians are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while in public while maintaining 6 feet of distance. Click here to download the full order. 

Doctors, click here for a full list of safety, practice and financial resources to help you not only survive, but THRIVE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Swing into Success with GCA at our 108th Annual Fall Conference and Trade Show October 23 - 25 at the Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta. Classes will be live and socially distanced, and GCA and the host hotel are following all safety guidelines. Click here to register. Not ready for in-person classes? GCA has teamed with Best Practices Academy to offer you a wide variety of online CE. Click here to see what's available.

Anti-Opioid Marketing Campaign Launched 

The Georgia Chiropractic Association, Life University and the Georgia Council of Chiropractic have launched a large-scale anti-opioid campaign that educates the public about how chiropractic should be the first choice to treat musculoskeletal pain. Practicing GCA members will be listed on the website. The campaign will include media relations, online advertising, social media and more. Click here for more information, including a PowerPoint you can use to give anti-opioid presentations in your area and flyers for your office.

The Georgia Chiropractic Association's mission is to promote, represent, educate and protect the entire chiropractic community in Georgia and advocate for unrestricted access to chiropractic care.

Your membership will help us continue our mission of a strong, thriving chiropractic community in our state.

GCA Assists in Ruling That Affirms MRI Referral Rights

GCA's lobbyist and general counsel Aubrey Villines helped win the judge's ruling that says chiropractors may refer for an MRI. Click here for the ruling.

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GCA members now get the added benefit of the Lifestyle Health Benefits Program! This program is designed to give our members a comprehensive and affordable health care solution that meets all of the compliance requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
 
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GCA supports its members with a variety of services, and one of its most popular is answering member questions on everything from insurance to CE requirements. Here is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

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