Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services

July 28, 2014

As you age, you may experience several health benefits of chiropractic care, including improvements to your overall health, a stronger immune system and better mobility. However, what many people don’t realize is that Medicare might not cover a portion of their chiropractic services.

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If chiropractic adjustments are medically required to correct a subluxation, Medicare Plan “B” will cover 80 percent of the cost once the regular deductible has been applied. While this is of huge help, Medicare does not currently provide any coverage for comprehensive diagnostic analyses used to develop your care plan, as well as adjustments of your arms or legs, lab work and any of the other procedures doctors of chiropractic use to help you reach maximum health and mobility.

With your optimal health in mind, chiropractors have been requesting coverage for a broader range of services for the past 30 years. Since the volume of research results show the benefits of chiropractic care for seniors — including significantly reducing medical costs for a wide variety of ailments — many people might assume that Medicare coverage would be available for all aspects of chiropractic care. Based on this information, a chiropractic demonstration test program was recently completed in a limited number of states to determine if increasing covered services might be viable.

Chiropractors in all participating states were asked to provide detailed reports on services performed on seniors. This information will be evaluated as part of the program and may go a long way in improving the coverage for chiropractic care.

There may be out-of-pocket costs, but chiropractic care is still the most holistic way to achieve optimal health in a natural and safe manner. The bottom line in chiropractic is this — if you’re suffering from nerve interference, you are better off alive without painful subluxations. Chiropractic Lifecare of America invites you to call 800.775.7900, or visit our website to learn how we can save you up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care.

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