Dr. Peter Unverferth of Pro-Active Chiropractic is one of the most trusted professionals of the chiropractic therapy and treatment field in Santa Fe. Pro-Active is dedicated to taking care of their patients in more ways than just treating their physical ailments. So, you are wondering if Medicare covers chiropractic care. The answer to that question is yes, but only in a limited capacity. A federal law that passed in 1974, included chiropractic care with Medicare Part B. As a result, Medicare will only cover spinal manipulation, but only when it is deemed medically necessary to correct a subluxation (when your spine is out of alignment). It will not cover the initial exam, nor will it cover physical therapy modalities.
Unfortunately, many patients don’t really understand how Medicare works. It doesn’t pay for everything and, to make matters worse, Medicare cards offer no real information. Depending on which Medicare and/or Medicare Senior plan they are on, some patients have deductibles and co-pays, while others do not. Also, some insurance companies consider chiropractors specialists, rather than primary care physicians, which means the co-pay is often much higher.
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