The Maryland Chiropractic Association (MCA) is a professional organization dedicated to elevating the chiropractic profession by educating the public and advancing chiropractic care for the citizens of Maryland.
Founded in 1928, members of MCA are dedicated to excellence in chiropractic techniques and procedures. Because of our emphasis on continued education and training, our members are leaders in chiropractic procedures.
The MCA also serves as chiropractic's liaison with state and federal agencies, as well as with other state and national chiropractic associations.
MAJOR REVISIONS TO ADMINISTRATION OF CA PROGRAM
As of May 15, 2013, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Massage Therapy Examiners will implement major Revisions to the administration of the CA Program.
Please click here to read and print out the revisions.
This information is critical to supervising chiropractors.
Nutrition for the Chiropractic Practice
May 18, 2013
5485 Twin Knolls Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Update: East Coast Associations' Independent Providers Network
A quick update on the IPN that the Maryland Chiropractic Association and the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association have been working on...
The following actions have occurred since our last update:
- Established the name "East Coast Associations' Independent Providers Network."
- Completed and legally executed all the corporate and governance documents shortly before the October MCA and VCA Fall conventions.
- Solicited feedback from MD and VA doctors re: the draft participant contract. Have incorporated and/or responded to all comments submitted.
- Next major steps are to (1) decide whether to develop/hire our own administrator and staff or outsource to a company who has successfully built/managed IPNs for other groups and (2) identify and hire the best person or company for this job.
- The IPN Board has met with and interviewed several candidate individuals and companies in the last two months, including the recent COCSA convention in Atlanta.
- There is at least one other state who may be interested in joining with us, so we're exploring the pros and cons of that possibility from various perspectives.
- We'll continue with this research and due diligence over the next few months.
- We had talked about doing a round of IPN meetings in this fourth quarter of 2012, but have decided to wait until we have solid, final recommendations regarding administration to present to you.
- Our goal is to hold district meetings in the 1st quarter of 2013, and to have both our administrative plans and participant contract ready to present to the doctors at those meetings.
- We're all anxious to get this thing going! -- However, the IPN Board's overall philosophy is to do this RIGHT, for the sake of our doctors, their patients, and the profession, rather than rush it through. In talking to other chiropractic IPAs, we've learned it is very common for this process to take several years (we've been actively working on this project since Spring of 2011). The outcome is just too important! So thanks for your patience, understanding, and continued support and enthusiasm!
CareFirst Provider Tools/Information
Please click on each option for more information.
5010 & ICD10 information
E-mail & Newsletter Registration
Again, I want to remind you that there are benefits to the MCA membership when they file claims electronically to CareFirst.
- Eliminates incomplete submissions. You are notified if you submit incorrect information, such as incomplete provider or member numbers, partial diagnoses codes, and missing date of onset.
- Saves time. Office staff won't have to spend time preparing and mailing paper documents, or researching and resending claims that are returned due to incomplete or inaccurate information.
- Saves money. The need for postage and paper claim forms is eliminated.
- Faster processing. Without the delays of regular mail, your claims will get processed faster.
So to improve your claims processing experience, CareFirst strongly encourages participating and non-participating providers to submit all claims electronically. This applies to the following types of claims:
- Medicare Secondary that do not automatically crossover from CMS
Deborah L. Alston
CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield
Senior Professional Provider Representative
Office - 410 872-3568
Chiropractic Assistant Online Course
Course Pricing (Online and Hands-On)
Staff of MCA Members: $249.00
Staff of Non-Members: $599.00
(DCs, join MCA now, Pay $38/month)
For more information please click here.
Course Includes 76-hours of Online Training and 24-hours of Hands On Training
Hands-On Training (24 hours required)
ALL sessions will be at the Conte Lubrano building 130 Lubrano Drive, Annapolis Md. from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Important Notice: CAs are required to be registered as a "CA Applicant" as soon as they are hired. There are stiff penalties if a CA is found working without first being registered with the board so please do not delay registering any new CAs. CA applicants must complete all requirements within 11 months of registration so their application and documentation can be submitted and they can complete their examination within a one-year period of hire. Dates of examination can be found in the "Upcoming Events" section of the Board of Examiners Website (link to http://www.mdchiro.org/) . CAs must complete their online and hands on training, show a certificate of "Provider Level" Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR training, and submit them with documentation of 480 hours in office training 30 days prior to the date of examination. It is the Supervising chiropractor's duty to document 480 hours of in service training. They are also required to complete 3-hours of Jurisprudence and Risk Management training however those hours will be provided by the Board on the day of the examination. Any questions regarding the duties of a supervising chiropractor or the CA application process should be made directly to the Board of Examiners at (410) 767-6500.
Scope of Practice of Maryland Licensed Chiropractors
RE: Physical Therapy Privileges
This letter is available to all Maryland licensed chiropractors in the event your status to perform and bill for physical therapy services is questioned or challenged by insurance carriers.