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COCSA Connect January 2017
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COCSA Leadership Lunch and Learn Series

As part of COCSA's continuing efforts to educate and share critical information with the Chiropractic Leaders of our State Association Members, COCSA would like to announce the first of the COCSA Leadership Lunch and Learn Webinars. It is our goal to provide our members with a variety of Leadership Lunch and Learns to our states on a variety of important and critical topics. Please look for these to be on a Wednesday during most months. We will have a schedule out soon!  Our next Chiropractic Leadership Lunch and Learn is "PACE for Associations" on Wednesday, February 8th at 1 PM EST presented by Kelly Webb and Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer with the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.  Read More


Sponsor Highlight

COCSA is excited to introduce our newest Platinum Corporate Sponsor- SecureCare Inc. At the COCSA annual convention in Litchfield, Arizona CEO Lou Andersen announced that SecureCare would be increasing its financial support to COCSA. As a Platinum Sponsor of COCSA, SecureCare joins other elite organizations such as Standard Process, NCMIC, ChiroHealthUSA and Foot Levelers in supporting the important work of COCSA.

“SecureCare is pleased to offer our support to COCSA. We recognize the important work performed by COCSA. As a leading company in the chiropractic profession we are honored to provide much needed resources to support COCSA’s mission.” - Lou Andersen, CEO SecureCare

We are looking forward to working closely with SecureCare to ensure that key objectives are being met for the Chiropractic profession. Specifically, higher reimbursement for doctors, appropriate and fair utilization management and financial support for the state associations.

Thank you SecureCare! We appreciate you and all you are doing!
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COCSA Opioid Toolkit

The Chiropractic Summit Government Relations Committee created a treasure chest of resources for State Associations to assist assoications and their memberships in dealing with the Opioid Crisis in this nation.  Check out Dr. Jay Greenstein's video introducing the Opioid Crisis Toolkit. 

Check out the updated COCSA Opioid Toolkit on for practice resources and info graphics to educate patients on the use of chiropractic as an alternative to opioids; research papers and policy statements to help educate policy makers so we can move the needle in changing policy for this country; marketing instruction and social media expert training on how to push info out to the public;  and inspirational videos from war Veterans and Olympic Athletes on how chiropractic helped vs. opioids that you AND your members can USE in your social media marketing!  There's even an editable PPTX that DCs can use in their office to educate their patients!  Check on the details on this incredible resource for you and your members!  
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Speaker Highlight

In this month's speaker highlight we are featuring Dr. Jay Greenstein. Are you looking for great speakers for your seminars and conventions? Check out Dr. Greenstein. He has attended our COCSA convention for the past several years and has presented at chiropractic venues all over the country. He will be one of the four top featured key-note speakers at Parker Seminars this year.

The great news is that you have special COCSA member pricing available to you! Ask Jay for the COCSA discount package. Below is an example of one of his many talks that he recently did for the New York Chiropractic Council as well as a link to his many testamonials.  
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COCSA 2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico Convention 

Attention State Association Leadership!  US Citizens don't need a Passport to visit Puerto Rico!  The 2017 Convention will be held November 2nd - 4th, 2017 at the Caribe Hilton Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The negotiated rate for single/double occupancy is $175 plus resort fee, taxes, etc..  Make your reservations NOW so you don't miss out on the room block!  The cutoff for reservations for the room block is 10/11/2017. 



  • Be sure to check out our New President’s Blog on!  Groups--->Member-->State Association.  
  • Reminder that there is NO COCSA ROUNDTABLE at the DC meeting this March. The WFC, ACC and ACA are hosting a leadership- CEU conference and COCSA was unable to have the requested meeting time for Wednesday. Hope to have that back on the schedule for 2018!
  • The Annual COCSA Membership dues invoices were sent out the week of Jan 10th, 2017.  Please check your association email.  Easy Online payment option this year!  


Rhode Island Medicaid
Pilot Project

Report from Dr. Alan Post - Legislative Chair Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island -
I have discussed our RI Medicaid Pilot with many of you personally, via e-mail, and for some by tele over the past several years.
Finally, I have the pleasure, honor, and privilege to be able to share the outcomes of the program with you.
Begun in 2012, the project continues on today with evaluation under way for expansion to broader appropriate pain patients within the RI Medicaid system. The outcomes are stellar!
1.  Reduction of average medical costs: 27%
2.  Reduction ER visits: 61%
3.  Reduction of total prescriptions: 63%
4.  Reduction of Opioid Scripts: 86%
5.  Patients that would recommend the program: 96%
Here's the most current summary regarding the Pilot & Program - RI Generic Marketing Results.  Key points:  for every $1 spent - $2.41 in savings, reductions 50-85% pharma, ipioids, ER, significant improved health outcomes, 90%+ patient satisfaction.  
Currently in meetings with RI DoH & RI Medicaid about expanding the program beyond the initially targeted population for the piolot (RI's most costly Medicaid recipients) to those defined as "chronic pain" patients within RI Medicaid.  
Key Point - RI DoH Director included in her recommendations to the Governor's Overdose Task Force that increased access to alternative therapies (Chiro, Acup, MT) is part of the solution to the problem.  
Currently, definining the new payment model paradigm (pay for outcomes vs fee for service) is the main issue in health care along with teh Opioid-Overdose crisis.  It is being reviewed and I am attending/presenting at DoH-Ins. Com meetings.  As you can imagine, there is a log of push back.  
The fact that AMI will go 100% "at-risk" on using this model for chronic pain patients is EXACTLY the end point the innovative models want to get to; as well as proof positive that the integrative model is a key aspect to improving the delivery system.  

Any state that is interested in seeking info on implementing the program can contact Dr. Alan Post at



F4CP Recognizes COCSA

Much of the F4CP's success can be attributed to its contributors. In their Dec. newsletter F4CP recognized COCSA's efforts of  working toward the mission of the advancement of the chiropractic profession.

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