Action Alert: Contact Your Members of Congress Now
‘The Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act’ has been introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 6365) and Senate (S. 3559). Contact your representatives today about grant and low-interest loan opportunities to rural providers.
Status of Chiropractic Offices by State
DHS Lists Doctors of Chiropractic as Essential
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has listed chiropractors among essential critical infrastructure workers. See page 5. (PDF)
Statements from the ACA Board of Governors
Call for expanded access to remote learning (and CEs) for chiropractors
Let’s Work Together to Protect and Serve Our Patients, Staff, Families and Communities
ACA is committed to addressing misinformation that may cause confusion. For example, some claims are being made that spinal adjustments can boost immunity and decrease the risk of contracting COVID-19. While spinal adjustments are effective for a number of conditions, there is no quality evidence to support that they can improve immunity to COVID-19.
Safe, Responsible Response to COVID-19
Doctors of chiropractic provide essential care and provide needed service during a healthcare crisis.
ACA to CMS: Allow Chiropractors to Furnish Telehealth Services in Medicare
ACA Contacted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reiterating the need for chiropractors to furnish telehealth services in medicare. (PDF)
ACA to Administration: Chiropractors Provide Essential Care to Combat COVID-19
ACA contacted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Vice President Michael Pence to assert that doctors of chiropractic provide essential care necessary to support healthcare and the nation's infrastructure.
ACA to Department of Health and Human Services: Allow Chiropractors to Practice to the Full Extent of their Licensure for Telemed Services
ACA contacted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to request that doctors of chiropractic be authorized to practice to the full scope of their state license via Telemedicine in Medicare in support of efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACA to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): List Chiropractors as Essential Healthcare Providers
ACA contacted the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) (Department of Homeland Security) to request the addition of chiropractors to the federal list of essential healthcare providers (PDF)
Statements from ACA and Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)
Call for Protecting the Families of Essential Healthcare Providers (PDF)
Call for Hazard Pay for Healthcare Providers, Aid for Unemployed and Underemployed Healthcare Providers, and Increased Access to Telehealth Services (PDF)
Call for Access to Personal Protection Equipment (PDF)
Call for five-year waiver on budget neutrality for CMS Evaluation and Management (E/M) code proposal (PDF)
Guidance from the CDC
ACA suggests doctors of chiropractic (DC) remain up to date with public health guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with regard to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The following links are particularly useful, and will be updated as the situation develops, and more information is available:
General Information and Fact Sheets
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
American Red Cross
- Due to the coronavirus, there is a critical need for blood. Learn more (including where to donate).
New York State Department of Health
ACA has suspended in-person meetings and business travel of staff or members until further notice.
The ACA Faculty Symposium will be conducted in a virtual setting. Check the event page for details as they are available.
To date, no decision has been made about other ACA events, including the Student Leadership Conference (September 2020).
Decisions to reschedule or cancel events organized by ACA Councils or other groups are left to each respective group. Click here for details about upcoming council events.
Updates will be posted here if there are further changes to ACA’s operations.