Medicare: Patient Access to Chiropractic
Legislation championed by ACA to increase Medicare coverage of chiropractic services has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3654) would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to the chiropractic profession’s broad-based, non-drug approach to pain management, which includes manual manipulation of the spine and extremities, evaluation and management services, diagnostic imaging and utilization of other non-drug approaches that have become an important strategy in national efforts to stem the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse.
- Appropriately defines a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as a “physician” in the Medicare program.
- Provides patient access to all Medicare-covered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure.
- Requires that DCs complete a documentation webinar.
Is bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.).
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A new bill introduced in the House would provide patients access to all Medicare-covered services allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure. This is a critical moment for all patients and doctors of chiropractic. Learn more here
Milestone Moment for Patients and Chiropractic!
A new bill introduced in the House would provide patients access to all Medicare-covered services allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure. This is a pivotal moment for the industry, and we need all hands-on deck. Take action now!