COVID-19 Update

A letter from the MCPA was sent to Governor Mike Parson on Friday, March 20th requesting that Chiropractic Physicians be considered essential healthcare providers. The letter urges Gov. Parson to allow Chiropractic Physician offices to remain open due to our primary care physician status in Missouri. The MCPA Executive Board felt this is urgent and necessary in light of the direction of a few states, including Kentucky and New Jersey, closing chiropractic offices.

Please keep in mind the proper safety protocols currently being urged by the Federal and State mandates at this time. These include proper sanitizing efforts, social distancing, and screening procedures of all patients.

It is the advice of legal counsel that MCPA cannot advise any doctor to close their office, but to give you the resources to allow you to make an educated and informed decision on what is best for your patients, your practice, and your loved ones.

-MCPA Executive Board 

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National ChiroCares Giving Back Day is May 19th!

Missouri Chiropractors: Donate to Your Local Food Bank Through Feeding America, Get Your Patients Involved – Resources Available!

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MO HealthNet (Medicaid) Chronic Pain Management Pilot Program

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) is implementing statewide complementary and alternative therapy services for chronic pain, effective for dates of service on or after April 01, 2019, for participants 21 years of age and older who have evidence of chronic pain. Eligible participants will receive complimentary and/or alternative therapy services as deemed medically necessary. 

This is a separate program from the full inclusion in the MO HealthNet system that was voted into law in 2018 and only pertains to chronic pain Medicaid patients who are referred to the program through by an MD.

Click below for more information on this Chronic Pain Management Pilot Program and how to enroll.

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) Chronic Pain Management Pilot Program

Find-A-Doc

Missouri currently has over 2,200 licensed chiropractic physicians across the state. The MCPA offers a convenient search tool to be able to "find-a-doc" near you. Please click the button below to start your search for optimal health through chiropractic today.

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MCPA Online CE University

Over 150 Chiropractic Continuing Education courses approved in Missouri available on your schedule. Click the link below to view course list.

MCPA Online University

Support PAC Today

The function of the PAC is to raise funds solely for the purpose of campaign contributions for candidates for Missouri political offices who are chiropractic supporters. Without the PAC, the voice of the chiropractic profession in Missouri would be silenced. We depend on your contributions to keep our voices heard at the Missouri Capitol.

Please consider joining or donating to PAC today. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and needed.

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MCPA Election Updates

MCPA Board of Directors voted on April 25th that the election of all District Board positions be held in accordance with the MCPA Bylaws and will follow the model of Statewide Elections.

Starting this year, all MCPA District Board positions up for election will be voted on at the MCPA Summer Expo and will be available for absentee ballots. All those interested in a District Board position will need to be nominated in writing, accepted in writing, and filed with the MCPA Office no later than May 31st.

Please see the Nomination Guideline and list of Positions available at both the MCPA State and District levels below


MCPA Election Nominations

MCPA Board of Directors Openings:

  • President
  • Vice President


MCPA District Board Openings: (District 1, 3, 5, 7)

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • District Representative to MCPA Board
  • Alternate Representative to MCPA Board
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New MSBCE Rules on Formal CE Requirements

The Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners passed a new rule on Formal Continuing Education requirements at the end of October 2019. This new rule reduces the number of categories from 16 down to 5. You now much have at least 2 of the 5 categories covered by the required 24 hours of formal hours every 2-year licensure cycle.

Please see the section of the rule below:

(3) At least twenty-four (24) hours of the required forty-eight (48) hours of continuing education shall be earned by attending formal continuing education programs, seminars, and/or workshops that have been approved by the board.

(A) A licensee shall obtain the required formal continuing education hours from no less than two (2) of the following formal categories:

1. Diagnostic imaging (X ray);
2. Differential or physical diagnosis or both;
3. Record keeping and/or Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) notes;
4. Principles, techniques, and/or adjunctive procedures; or
5. Meridian Therapy/acupressure/acupuncture.

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Missouri Leads the Way on Non-Opioid Options for TRICARE Recipients

U.S. House Bill 344 is a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) that would provide career military retirees in TRICARE with access to Chiropractic Physicians and services to address pain management, musculoskeletal disorders, and related ailments. The Senate companion bill is Senate Bill 30 introduced by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS).

Currently active duty military has access to cost-effective, Non-Opioid treatment options; however, once they retire or “medically retire” from service, this treatment option is no longer available. The chiropractic profession is working with elected officials on a national level to fix this issue.

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Veterans Affairs Release VHA Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) released evidence-based guidelines on Opioid Safety as a way "to improve patient outcomes, ensure patient safety, and increase the efficiency of our community-based services".  Click the link below to read the full report, find our how to take the online training, or to learn more about becoming a VHA Provider. 

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