IPSCA Vision Statement: Our Vision is to be THE beacon of subluxation centered Chiropractic for the entire population of Illinois.

         

Whether you are a chiropractor, chiropractic assistant, student, current chiropractic patient or future patient, the following pages are designed to empower you to reach your professional and personal goals. We offer the information contained on this chiropractic website to everyone seeking knowledge on the wonders of good health through chiropractic. The IPSCA recognizes the hazard that Vertebral Subluxation causes in your quality of life. We believe everyone deserves a healthy life, free of vertebral subluxation.          

A Subluxation Based Organization

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NEW PHONE NUMBER

October 1st the IPSCA will obtain a new telephone number 309-797-9799  and fax number 309-797-9792 please make certain to update our contact information.   Thank you.

 

ASSISTANCE NEEDED:

Calling all GRADS BOARD CERTIFIED / IL LICENSE HELP NEEDED!   -  Lady DC (Dr. Pam) needs immediate acquisition takeover to Board Certified IL Liscened DC, searching for able-bodied, passionate, service-minded & compassionate DC NOW. (ASAP) Please call 312) 329-9395 /email: tickelchiro@gmail.com      Tickel Chiropractic, 400 N. Wells Street, Ste 340, Chicago IL 60654

 

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IPSCA POSITION STATEMENT:  IPSCA OPPOSES HR 3654

The Board of the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association (IPSCA) has taken a position opposing HR 3654 which is known as the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019. We feel this legislation, if approved in its current form, would be deleterious to the Chiropractic profession and the well being of not only the citizens of Illinois but our entire nation.

Current Medicare policy is too restrictive as it provides coverage for only the manual manipulation (adjustment) for the correction of a vertebral subluxation. The IPSCA would be receptive to any legislation which adds reimbursements for X-rays and exams to the existing language. We have also gone on record supporting legislation which would allow Chiropractors to “opt out” of Medicare which is currently denied (unlike other physicians).    Read More

 

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Additional Information                      Online Registration

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WARNING: CBD OILS AND YOUR PRACTICE

Marketers are targeting Chiropractors and other groups to get in on the next “big wave”….CBD products. CBD IDS is available at farmer’s markets, beauty shops, gyms etc. but may not be suitable for your practice. The FDA has approved only 1 product for treatment for one particular condition and this is available only by prescription (something most DC’s are not licensed to perform). They consider all forms of CBD (pills, teas, topicals, ingestibles …) to be a concern.  Those concerns include:  unscientific claims of results, purity and safety of the product. Prosecutions could be coming. The IDPR, the Chiropractic regulatory agency in IL, feels that products refined from industrial hemp are currently outside the scope of practice for DCs in our state. The IPSCA Legal Affairs Committee feels it is not advisable for IL DCs to sell CBD products for the treatment of human ailments at this time!

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IDFPR LICENSE CHANGES FOR RENEWAL

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has recently adopted a NEW RULE in the Illinois Medical Practice Act (MPA) MANDATING that Illinois Physicians licensed under the Medical Practice Act MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 1 HOUR OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING per licensing period.  Training and certification must be taken by an Illinois APPROVED continuing education sponsor (IPSCA is listed as an approved sponsor in the MPA).  This mandate DOES INCLUDE this renewal licensing period for 2020.

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NEW LAW REGARDING CONCUSSIONS

 

A new law went into effect in Illinois which requires the County Health departments to have information on concussions for minors.  The Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association (IPSCA) stood ready to make sure informational packets were available for both the chiropractor and the health departments.  IPSCA members were also encourage to distribute the information not only to their local health departments but also schools, travel leagues, or wherever they feel concussions are a real problem.  These packets are helpful to any parent seeking answers for their child.  

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IPSCA Board of Directors Approve Radiographic Examination Standards and Indications

The use of X-ray or radiographic examination by a chiropractor is primarily for spinography.  Spinography is the chiropractic art of analyzing X-rays for the following purposes:

Position Statement

Radiography of a patient should only be performed on the basis of clinical need as judged by the attending Doctor of Chiropractic.  The following are standards for ordering radiographic studies.  These criteria are offered to assist in making this determination on a rational basis. . . . Read More

 

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BCBSIL UPDATE - Appeal, Appeal, Appeal

BCBSIL Modifier Denials - Ron Short, DC, MCS-P, CPC, CPCO

In the August 2017 issue of Blue Review, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced:
    
Code-Auditing Enhancement - Effective Nov. 12, 2017, Blue Cross blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) will be implementing a code-auditing enhancement to its claim system.  This software will help improve auditing of professional and outpatient facility claims that are submitted to BCBSIL by clinically validating modifiers submitted on such claims.  Upon implementation of the code-auditing enhancement, providers may use the Claim Research Tool, available on the Availity Web Portal, to research specific claim edits. 
 
The above notice does not apply to government program claims.
 
The result of this code auditing enhancement has been the wholesale denial of claims with the 25 and 59 (XE, XS, XP, or XU) modifiers.  This is not just affecting chiropractors but medical doctors and physical therapists too.    Read More           ChiroCode Article        Claim Inquiry Tip Sheet
 
 

           

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Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association
PO Box 4174
Rock Island, IL 61204
309-797-9799

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