MAC: Your Guide to a Successful Practice!
When you support the MAC, you are supporting your profession.
MAC membership dues, programs, and vendor partners fund services that benefit the chiropractic profession, including legal and legislative advocacy, and public education.
Here are some of the reasons YOU should be a MAC member and make a professional commitment to the association that represents YOUR best interests!
What is the purpose of the MAC?
The Mission of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors is to protect and enhance the chiropractic profession through organized leadership, education, and the promotion of chiropractic discipline and practice.
As a MAC member, you are entitled to a wealth of resources, services, and tools. From sample office forms to cutting-edge public relations materials, we strive to provide you with the professional assistance you need to smoothly run your practice.
You must be involved and engaged to appreciate and reap the full benefits offered by the MAC. The more involved you are, the better we can understand your needs, and the more effectively we can serve you.
What does the MAC do?
The MAC is here to help you protect your license and ensure the value of your practice, now and into the future. Insurance companies, the state legislature, and the courts regularly make decisions affecting YOUR practice and you need a strong and reliable professional association fighting for YOUR interests!
What type of projects does the MAC focus on?
The MAC is the ONLY association in Michigan working tirelessly to ensure that the chiropractic profession remains the number one drug and surgery-free health care choice in Michigan!
What programs do MAC dues help support?
The revenue collected from your dues provides a vital source of support to the MAC’s legislative, legal, insurance, and public relations agendas.
How do I benefit from the MAC?
The MAC supports our valued members throughout their professional lives, as students and all the way into retirement.
When you support the MAC, you are supporting your profession. MAC membership dues, programs, and vendor partners fund services that benefit the chiropractic profession, including legal and legislative advocacy, and public education.
What resources and benefits are available through the MAC?
As a MAC member, you are entitled to a number of valuable resources and services. From sample office forms to cutting-edge public relations materials, we strive to bring you the tools you need to smoothly run your practice.
- MAC staff available to assist you Monday – Friday via phone or e-mail
- Public relations programs to promote chiropractic and YOU statewide
- Member-only informational materials
- Fact sheets and brochures for you and your patients
- Information you need to manage your practice successfully
- Assistance with legal, legislative, and insurance questions and concerns
- Watchful insurance committee to keep you abreast of changes in insurance codes and billing procedures
- Quality continuing education programs designed to motivate, educate, and enhance your practice
- The MAC eJournal offers the latest in chiropractic news, trends, laws, and events
- Regular email updates
- Opportunities to broaden your professional horizons
- Work Safe
- Legislative and political advocacy
- Legal initiatives
- Classified Ads
- Social Media Toolkit
What are a few key accomplishments that the MAC has achieved?
Passed legislation to bring Michigan’s chiropractic scope of practice into the 21st Century, by allowing chiropractors to perform differential diagnosis, adjustment of the extremities, physical measures, and tests.
Entered two Settlement Agreements with Blue Cross and Blue Care Network that dramatically expanded the services payable to chiropractors.
Developed, and passed into law, legislation that ends the ability of auto no-fault insurers to refuse to reimburse licensed chiropractors for lawfully delivered services that they already cover and reimburse to other providers.
Developed, and passed into law, legislation that would allow chiropractors and MDs/DOs to form a professional corporation or professional limited liability company together.
How can I get involved with the MAC, one of the most effective State Associations in the country?
Getting involved is easy! First, if you are not a member, please join by filling out the application on our website. Your membership dues help the entire profession by keeping the MAC advocating for you and your patients!
There are multiple membership types for you to consider, each with their own degree of benefits but all supporting the chiropractic profession.
You can get involved at the district level. District meetings are available throughout the state in-person and via Zoom. This is a great way for you to keep up with MAC current events and enjoy camaraderie with colleagues in your area.
MACPAC is another way to be involved. MACPAC is the only political action committee in the state with the primary mission of electing and supporting pro-chiropractic incumbents and candidates. Direct financial political contributions, when coupled with grassroots efforts like direct communication with lawmakers, are successful approaches that have led to many victories for the chiropractic profession.
What type of leadership potential is available through the MAC?
Working at the district level is the cornerstone of MAC leadership. The MAC is made up of eight districts, each district containing officers that volunteer to help educate and advocate on their districts’ behalf.
The MAC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of two Representatives from each District, the Past President (Chair), a President, and a Vice President. The Board directives are executed by a five-member Executive Committee consisting of the Past President (Chair), the President, the Vice President, a Director of Internal Affairs and a Director of Financial Affairs. Visit our website for more information.
Does the MAC determine licensure requirements?
No, licensure requirements are determined by the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Professional Licensing and the Michigan Board of Chiropractic. The Board of Chiropractic consists of 9 voting members: 5 chiropractors and 4 public members.
The MAC is here to help you get all the continuing education you need to successfully fulfill any State requirements and renew or obtain your license.
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