Ever since Medicare first began paying for chiropractic services, the only services that Medicare Part B would pay for were the chiropractic adjustments themselves. Examinations are required by standards of care, but are not reimbursable by Medicare when performed by a chiropractor, requiring patients to cover the cost of examination themselves or have a secondary insurance company to do so.
But now comes some very exciting news for all Medicare beneficiaries, courtesy of Chiropractic Economics:
For the first time in more than 40 years, and following a 10-year effort by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken a positive step toward expanding coverage for patients to include evaluation and management (E&M) services provided by doctors of chiropractic.
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