COVID-19 Update

A letter from the MCPA was sent to Governor Mike Parson on Friday, March 20th requesting that Chiropractic Physicians be considered essential healthcare providers. The letter urges Gov. Parson to allow Chiropractic Physician offices to remain open due to our primary care physician status in Missouri. The MCPA Executive Board felt this is urgent and necessary in light of the direction of a few states, including Kentucky and New Jersey, closing chiropractic offices.

Please keep in mind the proper safety protocols currently being urged by the Federal and State mandates at this time. These include proper sanitizing efforts, social distancing, and screening procedures of all patients.

It is the advice of legal counsel that MCPA cannot advise any doctor to close their office, 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.

-MCPA Executive Board 

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MO HealthNet (Medicaid) Chronic Pain Management Pilot Program

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) is implementing statewide complementary and alternative therapy services for chronic pain, effective for dates of service on or after April 01, 2019, for participants 21 years of age and older who have evidence of chronic pain. Eligible participants will receive complimentary and/or alternative therapy services as deemed medically necessary. 

This is a separate program from the full inclusion in the MO HealthNet system that was voted into law in 2018 and only pertains to chronic pain Medicaid patients who are referred to the program through by an MD.

Click below for more information on this Chronic Pain Management Pilot Program and how to enroll.

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) Chronic Pain Management Pilot Program

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 PAC Today

The function of the PAC is to raise funds solely for the purpose of campaign contributions for candidates for Missouri political offices who are chiropractic supporters. Without the 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 PAC today. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and needed.

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2020 MCPA Candidates for Office

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

MCPA Board of Directors Openings:

President (2 year)
Dr. Paul Dupuis, Dist. 3 
Vice President (2 year)
Dr. Jason Crockett, Dist. 5
Dr. Paul Hyland, Dist. 1
Member at Large (1 year)
Dr. Jacob Crocker, Dist. 5
Dr. Leonard Suiter, Dist. 1

 

The MCPA accepted nominations for positions on the MCPA District 3, 5, & 7 Board.
The nominees are:

District 3 Board
President:   Dr. Curt Kippenberger
District Representative:   Dr. Mark Pressely
District 5 Board
President:  Dr. Charles Maurer
Vice President:  Dr. Michael Jackson
Secretary:  Dr. Jessica Crocker
Treasurer:  Dr. Tabitha Ogle
District Representative:  Dr. Jack Crocker
Alternate Representative:  Dr. Douglas Scott
District 7 Board
President:  Dr. Randy Steinbrueck
District Representative:  Dr. John Dennehy

2020 MCPA Proposed Bylaw Amendments

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX SECTION 1 OF MCPA BYLAWS

1. Committees of Directors.

a. The Board of Directors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors in office, may designate one (1) or more committees, each of which shall consist of two (2) or more Directors, which committees, to the extent provided in said resolution, shall have and exercise the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the Corporation; but the designation of such committees and the delegation thereto of authority shall not operate to relieve the Board of Directors, or any individual Director, of any responsibility imposed upon it or him/her by law. At no time may any committee of Directors be comprised of more than two members from the same district.

 PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XV111 SECTION 4. OF MCPA BYLAWS

1. Nomination and Election of District Representatives and Officers, When, How-

a. Each of the seven (7) districts when the term of its’ Representative, Alternate, and Officers expires, shall, at the Annual Convention, elect Representatives, Alternates, and Officers. Representatives, Alternates, and Officers shall be elected only by MCPA members from their district present at the annual convention, or who have voted by mail, electronic mail, or absentee ballot. The elected Representatives, Alternates, and Officers shall be members of the MCPA. All nominations for Representatives, Alternates, and Officers must be filed with the state office no less than sixty (60) days before the Annual Convention. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter from the nominee accepting the nomination. Nominees will be put on a ballot alphabetically. There will be no floor nominations at the Annual Convention.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII SECTION 4 OF MCPA BYLAWS

1. Nomination of Officers

a. Nominations for elective office, other than member at large, must be filed with the state office no less than sixty (60) days before the Annual Convention. Nominations, except for member at large, must be accompanied by a letter from the nominee accepting the nomination. Nominees will be put on a ballot alphabetically. There will be no floor nominations at the Annual Convention, except for the position of member at large , which can only be nominated on the floor at the annual convention.


Please click below for more information if you are considering voting for these offices, whether in person or by absentee ballot. MCPA Bylaws will be followed to protect the integrity of the election process.

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New MSBCE Rules on Formal CE Requirements

The Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners passed a new rule on Formal Continuing Education requirements at the end of October 2019. This new rule reduces the number of categories from 16 down to 5. You now much have at least 2 of the 5 categories covered by the required 24 hours of formal hours every 2-year licensure cycle.

Please see the section of the rule below:

(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.

Click here to read the full Chiropractic Rules

 

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 our how to take the online training, or to learn more about becoming a VHA Provider. 

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