As ACA members, you have access to information and resources to help enhance your practice experience and advance the chiropractic profession, opportunities to further develop your professional and leadership skills, and forums to connect with and learn from colleagues around the country. Your ACA Membership Department is constantly looking for ways to improve your member experience.
To that end, and to keep you informed of important news and updates to your benefits, below are four things we think members need to know as 2024 gets underway:
1. You may be contacted at some point between January and June 2024 to participate in an online practice expense survey. Please make the time and effort to participate. ACA, along with more than 170 other healthcare organizations, is supporting this effort to gather up-to-date and accurate data regarding the modern expenses related to running a practice. The information will be used to advocate for fair reimbursement. Currently, Medicare and other payers use data from 2006 to calculate physician reimbursement. The Physician Practice Information (PPI) survey is being spearheaded by the American Medical Association (AMA) and conducted by Mathematica, an independent research group. ACA is contracting with Mathematica to field the Clinician Practice Information (CPI) Survey on behalf of the chiropractic profession and nine other non-MD/DO healthcare organizations. Learn more about the PPI/CPI study in ACA’s news release and then get answers to your questions in this Q&A on the ACA Blog.
2. All ACA members now receive the Learn ACA subscription at no cost. This was a significant change for ACA members this past year, and I want to make sure doctors are taking advantage of it. When it comes to convenience and acquiring needed CE credits, the Learn ACA subscription is hard to beat. Doctors have access to 12 live webinars with CE throughout the year, as well as more than 130 other programs — many featuring additional CE opportunities. The Learn ACA subscription is available at no charge to ALL ACA members through their regular membership. Get details about the subscription here, and start taking advantage of this valuable content and getting the CE credits you need.
3. The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 1610/S. 799) has steadily gained support since it was introduced in March 2023, but we can’t take our foot off the gas. At the start of 2024, the cosponsor count stands at 145 in the House and nine in the Senate. It will be crucial over the next year to continue to boost support for this important legislation. If you haven’t already contacted your members of Congress, do so here. Also, consider coming to Washington later this month so that you can personally meet with your representative and senators to discuss the importance of increasing access to chiropractic services in Medicare during ACA’s upcoming annual meeting, ACA Engage.
4. Speaking of ACA Engage 2024, it is approaching fast! Whenever a new year begins, that means ACA’s annual meeting, ACA Engage, is just around the corner. The event takes place Jan. 24-29 in Washington, D.C. If you’ve attended in the past, you know the content — from education programs to panel discussions — is top quality, and that there is ample opportunity to network with doctors and students from across the country as well as advocate on Capitol Hill for pro-chiropractic legislation. The result is a professional experience that is unmatched in chiropractic. Watch this video to hear about the impact ACA Engage has made on past attendees — then register and book your hotel room.
If you have any questions about your membership, we are here to help. Simply contact [email protected] or call (703) 276-8800. If you are not a member, learn more about ACA membership and consider joining.
Jane Zaretskie is ACA vice president of marketing and membership.
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