The mission of the Missouri Chiropractic Physicians Association is to advocate for Missouri's chiropractic profession for the health of the public we serve. It takes the support of all the chiropractors in Missouri to move this great profession forward.

The MCPA works diligently to provide its members with not only the benefits of free summer convention registration, patient referral, legal questions, insurance assistance, discounted seminar options, and more; but it works behind the scenes to improve the legislative and insurance climate in Missouri.

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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Full inclusion of Chiropractic Physicians in Missouri HealthNet (Medicaid) became law in August of 2018. However, since that time, there have been numerous hurdles t

The provider enrollment process is now open for those wanting to become a provider. If you are interested in being a provider for MO HealthNet, click here to visit the MO HealthNet website and complete the forms for chiropractic provider. If you are licensed for acupuncture, you must file a separate application as they have different taxonomy numbers.o cross to ensure this law takes effect. MCPA worked closely with our 2018 bill sponsor Rep. John Wiemann to make sure the funding was properly place in the Missouri Budget and the State of Missouri has been working on the infrastructure of their processing system to get Chiropractic Physicians set up in their systems correctly. This all has taken time and there have been numerous delays. It now appears that our wait is almost over. Starting January 1, 2020, MO HealthNet patients will now be able to see the Chiropractic Physician of their choice. 

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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


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

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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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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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Gov. Parson Signs Proclamation Declaring October National Chiropractic Health Month in Missouri

The Missouri Chiropractic Physicians Association (MCPA) would like to thank Gov. Parson for signing a proclamation declaring October 2019 to be National Chiropractic Health Month in Missouri. The MCPA joins the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide during National Chiropractic Health Month in October to encourage people to take simple steps to improve the health of their bones, muscles and joints—the musculoskeletal (MSK) system—as part of this year’s “Strength. Stability. Success.” campaign. 

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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 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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