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Don't forget to Register for the 2021 MCPA Summer Expo

MCPA Members get free Registration through June 30th!
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COVID-19 Update

It is the advice of legal counsel that MCPA cannot advise any doctor on how to practice, but to give you the resources to allow you to make an educated and informed decision on what is best for your patients, your practice, and your loved ones.

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2021 MCPA Candidates for Office

The MCPA accepted nominations for three (3) positions on the MCPA Board of Directors. The nominees are:

  • Secretary (2 year) - Dr. Leonard Suiter, Dist. 1
  • Treasurer (2 year) - Dr. Jacob Crocker, Dist. 5
  • Member at Large (1 year) - Dr. Quinn James, Dist. 1

The MCPA accepted nominations for positions on the MCPA District 2, 4, & 6 Board. The nominees are:

  • District 2 Board
    • President - Dr. Michael Brucks
    • Vice President Dr. Robert Riley
    • Secretary Dr. Clayton Newberry       
    • Treasurer - Dr. L. Russell Matthias
    • District Representative - Dr. L. Russell Matthias 
  • District 6 Board
    • President - Dr. Allyn Smith
    • District Representative Dr. Allyn Smith 
                                                                                        

NOTE: Any officer of this association who, during a term of office, may become a member of the Board of Directors of a chiropractic school or college, or who may become a member of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, automatically loses his elective office.

Election Guidelines:

Nominees will be put on the ballot alphabetically.

  • Elections will be held on Thursday, July 30th, at the MCPA Summer Expo General Membership Meeting at Margaritaville Lake Resort – Lake Ozark, Osage Beach, Missouri.
  • There will be no floor nominations at the Summer Expo.

Absentee Ballots:

  • Any member who will be unable to attend the summer convention may request an Official Absentee Ballot from the State Office at any time prior to Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
  • Official ballots must be returned to the State Office no later than Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
  • Ballots will not be opened until the summer convention general meeting.

Voting Eligibility:

  • MCPA members must have their dues paid in full or have paid the preceding four (4) quarters of their dues to be eligible to vote at the Summer Expo.
  • Associate, student, and honorary members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

For more information, contact the MCPA at 573-636-2553 or [email protected]

 


Find-A-Doc

 

Missouri currently has over 2,200 licensed chiropractic physicians across the state. The MCPA offers a convenient search tool to be able to "find-a-doc" near you. Please click the button below to start your search for optimal health through chiropractic today.

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MCPA Online CE University

Over 150 Chiropractic Continuing Education courses approved in Missouri available on your schedule. Click the link below to view course list.

MCPA Online University

Support MC PAC Today

The function of the Missouri Chiropractors PAC is to raise funds solely for the purpose of campaign contributions for candidates for Missouri political offices who are chiropractic supporters. Without the MC PAC, the voice of the chiropractic profession in Missouri would be silenced. We depend on your contributions to keep our voices heard at the Missouri Capitol.

Please consider joining or donating to MC PAC today. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and needed.

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21st Century Cures Act & Information Blocking

Increased Patient Access to Health Records – the Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law in 2016, was designed to help bring health care innovations to patients to provide more patient control in a value-based health system. Recognizing that patient access and ease of transfer of health records are key, the law includes two provisions that directly affect health care offices: 1) providers are prohibited from “information blocking” (practices that restrict the transfer of information); and 2) electronic health record systems must allow for interoperability (easy interface) among different health systems. After some delays in implementation, HHS’ latest release says that the rule will now be applied starting April 5, 2021.

 

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MSBCE Rules on Formal CE Requirements

(3) At least twenty-four (24) hours of the required forty-eight (48) hours of continuing education shall be earned by attending formal continuing education programs, seminars, and/or workshops that have been approved by the board.

(A) A licensee shall obtain the required formal continuing education hours from no less than two (2) of the following formal categories:

1. Diagnostic imaging (X ray);
2. Differential or physical diagnosis or both;
3. Record keeping and/or Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) notes;
4. Principles, techniques, and/or adjunctive procedures; or
5. Meridian Therapy/ acupressure/ acupuncture.

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Missouri Leads the Way on Non-Opioid Options for TRICARE Recipients

U.S. House Bill 344 is a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) that would provide career military retirees in TRICARE with access to Chiropractic Physicians and services to address pain management, musculoskeletal disorders, and related ailments. The Senate companion bill is Senate Bill 30 introduced by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS).

Currently active duty military has access to cost-effective, Non-Opioid treatment options; however, once they retire or “medically retire” from service, this treatment option is no longer available. The chiropractic profession is working with elected officials on a national level to fix this issue.

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Veterans Affairs Release VHA Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) released evidence-based guidelines on Opioid Safety as a way "to improve patient outcomes, ensure patient safety, and increase the efficiency of our community-based services".  Click the link below to read the full report, find out how-to take the online training, or to learn more about becoming a VHA Provider. 

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