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04/22/2020

Navigating Non-Competition Agreements Under Michigan Law

By: Patrick J. Meyn, MAC Special Projects Attorney

04/09/2020

Important News on Upcoming MAC Elections!

Deadlines in the MAC Election for President and Vice President/Director of External Affairs Announced

03/11/2020

HB 4449 Passes MI Senate Insurance & Banking Committee!

Important MAC-Developed Auto No-Fault Legislation Now Moves to the Full Senate for Consideration

03/11/2020

New Research Shows Once Again That Access to Chiropractic = Fewer Opioids

MAC Members: Get Access to This Important Clinical Compass-Backed Study!

02/10/2020

MAC Takes Fight for Medicare Parity to Our Nation’s Capital for DC2020!

H.R. 3654 the Focus of Profession’s First-Ever State-Focused Legislative Training Event! MAC Leaders Meet with Michigan Congressional Delegation to Discuss Important Medicare Legislation

02/10/2020

State of Michigan Changes Rules Governing Michigan Chiropractors

If Your License Expires in 2021, You Are Bound by the New Rules! If Your License Expires in 2020, New Rules Begin with YOUR NEXT LICENSURE PERIOD!

02/10/2020

MAC PR Team Educates MDHHS Town Hall Audience on Chiropractic as an Alternative to Opioids

Dr. Chris Dolecki: “Too Many Opioid Users Get on the Path to Addiction After Being Prescribed a Painkiller By Their Doctor, Often for a Condition That Does Not Warrant It…”

02/10/2020

Can Doctors Respond to Bad Online Reviews?

By: Jeff Brown, Co-Founder and CEO, HIPAAMATE

02/10/2020

Clinical Compass Releases New Recommendations for Non-Drug Treatment of Neck Pain

“Best Practice” Treatments Outlined Based on Best Available Scientific Evidence

02/10/2020

Risk Management: Ending the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Can a Chiropractor Terminate Care for a Patient? Of Course, but Avoid the Pitfalls!

01/16/2020

Beware of SPAM Emails!

If You Get a Suspicious-Looking Email from the MAC (or a Prominent MAC Member), Be Careful!

01/03/2020

HB 4449 Passes Michigan House of Representatives, Moves to Michigan Senate for Consideration

Important Auto No-Fault Bill Has Been Referred to Senate Insurance and Banking Committee – Contact Your State Senator TODAY!

01/03/2020

Second Phase of MAC-Priority Health Partnership Began January 1st!

E/M Codes to be “Carved Out” of Per Diem Payment

01/03/2020

News from the MAC Veterans Task Force: The Optum Transition - Tentative Dates for Michigan

Lower Peninsula VAMCs to Begin Changeover on January 22nd; Iron Mountain VAMC February 19th

01/03/2020

Latest Michigan VA Medical Center Opioid Prescribing Rates

Michigan Data Shows Dramatic Drop in Prescribing Rates from 2012-2019

01/03/2020

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Records Requests

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Action Under the OCR’s “Right of Access Initiative” and How It Could Affect Your Practice

01/02/2020

Government Relations – 2020 Election Preview

Major Elections Coming in August and November, and the Stakes Are Huge for Chiropractic!

12/12/2019

HB 4449 Referred to Senate Insurance and Banking Committee

NOW is the Time to Contact Your State Senator!

12/12/2019

News from the MAC Veterans Task Force

Tentative Transition Dates for Michigan VAMCs!

12/11/2019

HB 4449 Passes Michigan House!

Important MAC-Developed Legislation Now Moves to the Michigan Senate for Consideration

11/01/2019

It’s That Time of Year: Does Your License Expire in 2019? Check TODAY!

It is Your Responsibility to Know the Laws, Rules, and Regulations Surrounding the Practice of Your Profession!

11/01/2019

Study: Patients Who See Chiropractor First for Low Back Pain Were Much Less Likely to be Prescribed Opioids

Patients Who First Saw a PCP for Low Back Pain Were 79 Percent More Likely to Use Prescription Opioids Than Those Who First Saw a DC

11/01/2019

Lawsuit to Declare Key Elements of New Auto Insurance Law Unconstitutional Filed in Ingham County Circuit Court

Lawsuit Calls Out Law’s Anti-Patient, Anti-Business Provisions, Including Provider Fee Schedule

11/01/2019

REMINDER: VA Community Care – The Transition to Optum Health is Coming Soon!

To Avoid Disruptions in Care, Join Optum’s Veterans Affairs Community Care Network ASAP

11/01/2019

Medicare News: New CMS Final Rule Affecting Enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Effective November 4th

Rule Will Implement Provision Requiring Providers to Disclose Affiliations That Pose an Undue Risk of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

11/01/2019

Are You Using the New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier?

Using the MBI When Billing Medicare Mandatory Beginning January 1, 2020 – Are YOU Ready?

11/01/2019

Is Dry Needling in Michigan’s Chiropractic Scope of Practice?

Michigan Law Prohibits Chiropractors from Performing Any Procedure That Punctures the Skin

10/17/2019

The MAC and the DEA Want YOU to Promote Take-Back Day in YOUR Community!

MAC Members: Share the Take-Back Day Meme on Your Social Media Channels!

10/09/2019

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Begins October 15!

Tell Your Patients to Fully Research Any New Plan Prior to Enrolling!

10/01/2019

Governor Whitmer Declares October as Spinal Health Care Month!

Spinal Health Care Month is an Annual Statewide Observance Stressing the Proper Function of the Nervous System and the Correct Alignment of the Spine

10/01/2019

VA Community Care: Transition to Optum Health is Coming!

To Avoid Disruptions in Care, Join Optum’s Veterans Affairs Community Care Network ASAP

10/01/2019

MAC’s Fall Convention: A Showcase for Chiropractic in Michigan!

Dr. Tabor Smith and Dr. Stephen Franson Highlight Opening Session at the Amazing Renaissance Center in Detroit

10/01/2019

DoD Submits Final Report on Chiropractic Care to Congress

“Chiropractic Improves Key Fitness Characteristics Among Active-Duty Service Members with Lower Back Pain and Could Lead to Improved Military Readiness…”

10/01/2019

What's the Latest on CBD?

Congress Pressing FDA to Provide Legal Clarity and Establish a Regulatory Pathway for Hemp-Derived CBD

10/01/2019

Radiation Safety for the Private Office

By: Randy Robinson, Radiology Imaging Solutions

09/10/2019

MI Auto Insurance Promise March & Rally!

Mark Your Calendars for Wednesday, September 25th!

09/03/2019

“Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month” is Here! Are You Ready?

This Year’s Theme – Chiropractic: Your First Choice for DRUG-FREE PAIN MANAGEMENT

09/03/2019

The DEA Pain Pill Database: How Does Your County Compare?

Data Shows Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Got the Most Pills; Most Heavily Saturated? Ogemaw County, Followed by Roscommon, Crawford, and Iosco Counties

09/03/2019

September & October: A Public Relations Bonanza for Chiropractic!

National Chiropractic Health Month, Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week, World Spine Day and Other Promotions Among PR Initiatives You Can Use to Promote Chiropractic and Your Office!

09/03/2019

MAC Celebrates October as Spinal Health Care Month! Are You Ready?

Don’t Wait Until October – Start Preparing TODAY!

09/03/2019

Massage Therapists! Important Dates to Remember!

Also, Important Info on License Renewal, Continuing Education, and More!

09/03/2019

Members on the Move

Dr. Sara Whedon Elected to MichiCare Board of Trustees

07/22/2019

Notice of MAC Annual Meeting of the Membership!

Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Fall Convention at the Renaissance Center in Detroit!

07/17/2019

Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act Introduced in U.S. House!

Stay Tuned for How YOU Can Get Involved!

07/09/2019

Mark Your Calendars: Chiropractic Community Day at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum!

Come Check Out the Chiropractic Exhibit in the Museum’s “Insides Out” Gallery on Saturday, August 10th

07/09/2019

HB 4449 Passes House Insurance Committee!

THANK YOU for Your Efforts! This Important MAC-Developed Legislation Now Moves to the House Ways and Means Committee for Consideration

07/09/2019

An Update from the MAC Veterans Task Force

Veterans Choice Program Officially Ended – and New Veterans Community Care Program Began – June 6

07/09/2019

What’s the Latest on CBD?

FDA Stance Remains Unchanged – For Now

07/09/2019

F4CP Applauds World Health Organization Recommending Spinal Manipulation Over Drugs or Surgery for Low Back Pain

WHO: Manage Low Back Pain With Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions While Avoiding Opioids, Spinal Injections, and Surgery

06/20/2019

HB 4449 Passes House Insurance Committee!

THANK YOU for Your Efforts! This Important MAC-Developed Legislation Now Moves to the House Ways and Means Committee for Consideration

06/17/2019

This is a Critical Time for Our Bill, HB 4449!

The Insurance Industry is Out in Full Force Against Us, So We Need a Strong Grassroots Effort to Ensure This MAC-Developed Pro-Chiropractic Legislation Passes the Michigan House!

06/06/2019

Navigating the Chaos: The New No-Fault Legislation (c)

CPAN's Legal Team Analysis of Public Acts 21 and 22

06/04/2019

Governor Whitmer Signs Historic Dismantling of Michigan’s Model Auto No-Fault Statute Into Law

MAC Legal Team and Our Partners at CPAN Continue to Carefully Review and Analyze the New Law; Stay Tuned for News on Legal, Legislative, Administrative, Media, and Grassroots Advocacy Strategies Movin

06/03/2019

MAC Veterans Task Force: An Update

Still Have Outstanding Health Net Claims? Veterans Choice Program Officially Ends – and New Veterans Community Care Program Begins – June 6th

06/03/2019

Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect Can Now Use Online System

More Info About the Michigan Online Reporting System and Who is a Mandated Reporter Can Be Found at www.michigan.gov/mandatedreporter

06/03/2019

Research: Chiropractic Tied to Major Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions

Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review Shows Patients That Visited a Chiropractor 49% Less Likely to Receive an Opioid Prescription

06/03/2019

FAQ: What’s the Difference Between a “Psychiatric Service Dog” and an “Emotional Support” Animal?

Service Dogs Allowed in Public Places Under ADA; Emotional Support Animals Are Not

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