The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 1610 / S. 799) will 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.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act:
- Is bipartisan legislation that provides patient access to all Medicare-covered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure.
- Appropriately defines a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as a “physician” in the Medicare program.