Author: Lindsay Wagahoff, MA

ICS Visits Chiropractic Colleges

ICS Visits Chiropractic Colleges

The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) coordinated an initiative for various state associations to visit chiropractic colleges. COCSA invited state associations to visit the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois in February and Logan Chiropractic College in St. Charles, Missouri in April.

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Legislative Topics: Minimum Wage Increase

Legislative Topics: Minimum Wage Increase

The 2017 legislative session is now in full swing. At this point, more than 2,200 Senate Bills and over 4,000 House Bills have been introduced. ICS staff has been reviewing these bills to address any concerns or impact on the chiropractic profession. Throughout the session, we often receive phone calls on various issues that are being debated in the Capitol. One of the issues about which we have received calls is the potential to increase the minimum wage. Therefore, we wanted to provide you with some information on the topic.

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State Health Claims Backlog Continues to Grow

State Health Claims Backlog Continues to Grow

The State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) lack of payment is a topic for many of our chiropractic physicians. Many providers are waiting to be paid for the care they have provided to their state employee patients. Although this situation is not new to the State of Illinois and started before the current budget impasse, unfortunately, the continued budget impasse at the Capitol is making the situation worse. As of the writing of this article, the State of Illinois backlog of total unpaid bills is well over $10 billion.

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Urge Your State Senator to Oppose Work Comp Medical Fee Schedule Cuts

Urge Your State Senator to Oppose Work Comp Medical Fee Schedule Cuts

The Illinois Senate has introduced legislation aimed at reforming the workers’ compensation system. Among the provisions included in the legislation – limits to chiropractic treatments and medical fee schedule reductions. The bill seeks to limit visits for chiropractic, occupational therapy and physical therapy to 24 visits in total.

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2018 Election Cycle

2018 Election Cycle

The 2018 election cycle is in full swing. Many candidates began their campaigns last summer. Candidates for both parties spent much of their summer and fall in 2017 collecting petition signatures to ensure their places on the ballot. They filed their petitions in late November and early December. Now they are running campaigns in hopes of winning the primary election and then the general election.

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