Action Reports

10/09/2020

Do You Know What to Do If a Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19?

MAC-Developed Resource Outlines Steps That Need to Be Taken When Clinic Exposed to Coronavirus

10/06/2020

The Latest on the Recent Supreme Court Opinion

From a Recent MDHHS Order, to Continuing Education and License Renewals, Approved CEs, Here’s What We Know At This Time!

10/01/2020

The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule and the Medicare Coverage Modernization Act, H.R. 3654

How These Two Seemingly Unrelated Topics Converge to Show Chiropractors Are at a Severe Disadvantage in the Medicare System

10/01/2020

What You Need to Know About… Medicare Revalidations

Chiropractors Must Revalidate Every Five Years

10/01/2020

Medicare “Special Edition” Articles Aimed at Chiropractors

Series Covers Documentation Requirements, Use of the AT Modifier, Educational Resources to Assist in Billing, and Misinformation

10/01/2020

ICD-10 Changes Effective October 1st

New Codes Must Be Used for Any Date of Service On or After October 1st

10/01/2020

Clinical Compass Fall 2020 Update

MAC Members Can Access Clinical Compass’ Awesome Evidence-Based Resources, At No Charge – Just for Being A MAC Member

09/14/2020

Dr. Eric DiMartino Submits Comments on Behalf of MAC to CMS Regarding Proposed 2021 Medicare Fee Schedule

MAC President Urges CMS to Reverse Decreases for Chiropractic, Provide E/M Parity with Other Providers

09/09/2020

Huge Cuts Coming if Medicare’s 2021 Fee Schedule Implemented as Proposed!

MAC Leadership Working Behind the Scenes to Stave Off These Drastic Cuts, Which Will Devastate Chiropractic Practices Across the State and Nation – YOUR ACTION NEEDED!

09/01/2020

Governor Whitmer Declares September to be Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month in Michigan!

“Chiropractic and other conservative, drug-free forms of health care can and must play a major role in helping to ease the immense burden facing our state…”

09/01/2020

Primary Elections Set Up Races for November

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

09/01/2020

CBD Update – September 2020

MAC Still Urging Caution, as Licensed Health Care Professionals Are Held to a Higher Standard and Need to Protect Their License at All Costs

09/01/2020

What You Need to Know About Michigan’s New Acupuncture Law

Bill Signed by Whitmer in December 2019 Calls for Licensure of Acupuncturists; MAC Able to Protect Chiropractic’s Unique Identity in Michigan’s Public Health Code

09/01/2020

Do I Need to Provide “X-Ray Badges” to My Employees?

State of Michigan Dosimetry Requirements

07/30/2020

H.R. 3654: The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019

Chiropractic Patients: Help Increase Access to Chiropractic Care

07/30/2020

Updated 2020 Blue Cross Fee Schedule, Effective Today!

MAC Members Can Access a List of Frequently Used Codes and Their Updated Fees on the MAC Website

07/01/2020

Updated 2020 Blue Cross Fee Schedule, Effective Today!

MAC Members Can Access a List of Frequently Used Codes and Their Updated Fees on the MAC Website

06/17/2020

Michigan House Passes Updated Version of HB 4449!

Important MAC-Developed Auto No-Fault Legislation Now Heads to Governor Whitmer

06/11/2020

HB 4449 Passes Michigan Senate!

Important MAC-Developed Auto No-Fault Legislation Now Moves Back to the Michigan House for Concurrenc

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