www.njchiropractors.com I 3 TM Medicare Q&A L LE ANJC Leadership Executive Director’s UPDATE INSURANCE Update INSURANCE Update rship I am both honored and humbled to assume the role of president of the ANJC. I am committed to amplifying and extending our role as chiropractors amidst the chaos of a very complex and challenging health care environment. I look forward to my term as president alongside Dr. Victor Rossi as vice president. Dr. Rossi has served on the state board representing the Southern region for a number of years. Taking over the presidency is a daunting task as it is not just simply assuming the office, but it is trying to fill the shoes of Dr. Steven Clarke, whose name is synonymous with the ANJC. Luckily for me, and the entire profession, Dr. Clarke is not leaving the board and will remain the Legislative Committee chairman, where his passion and knowledge will continue to be impactful. I am also fortunate to be working with two other past presidents, Dr. Mike Kirk and Dr. Joe D’Angiolillo. Together, the ANJC board is as strong as ever, and I look forward to leading us into the future. When the ANJC formed 15 years ago, the intent was to present a unified voice of the profession to legislators and insurance companies – a united front so our adversaries knew that we meant business and were not to be trifled with. There is strength in numbers, and ANJC has the numbers. The danger in being strong in numbers is that it can breed complacency: The idea that if you don’t do something, it’s OK because surely there is someone else willing to step up. This is exactly the mindset that we must keep at bay. For anyone who has been in practice in New Jersey for more than a few months, you already know that for every two steps forward, we get pushed one step back. Now I know that not everyone has the time or ability to dedicate hours to the ANJC, but what can you do to help? •  Do you know someone with whom it would be advantageous for the ANJC to cultivate a relationship? Tell us. •  Do you have expertise on a topic that other chiropractors might find valuable? Tell us! •  Want to help but can’t think of any way that you can? That’s OK. Donate to our PAC and it will go to help us in the battles that need fighting. Every dollar counts. $10 a month from every ANJC member would bolster our legislative and political position to uncharted levels. Something Dr. Clarke and I co-authored in an email update a while back has stuck with me: Together we may not win every battle, but we will always fight the battles for our patients and our practices. You can be sure of one thing… we will never back down from any issue, especially when we are treated unfairly. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as president of what I consider to be the premier chiropractic state association in the country. By Dr. Jordan Kovacs ANJC President What’s Inside: President’s Letter Page 3 ANJC Leadership Page 4 Our New Members Page 5 Executive Director’s Update Page 5 Featured Articles: Legal Ease Page 6 Legal Q&A Page 7 Legislative Update Page 8 Legal Page 9 Sports Council Page 10 Insurance Update Page 12-13 Compliance Page 14 Medicare Q&A Page 15 Rehab Council Page 16-17 Nutirtion Council Page 18-19 Technique Council Page 20 Our Health Page 22 Our Sponsors Page 23 Chiro Assist Page 30