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Major Chiropractic Documentation Requirements for Medicare

Chiropractors should understand the major chiropractic documentation requirements for Medicare as Medicare Part B covers chiropractic care under very limited circumstances such as: the treatment must be medically necessary while formally prescribed by a physician and the care must be provided by a Medicare-certified chiropractor. Coverage is given only to chiropractic treatment that involves the manipulation of the spine in order to correct a subluxation (a bone that is out of position in the spine). Though Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage managed care plan may cover slightly broader chiropractic treatment than Part B, a chiropractic service provided would be reimbursable through Medicare only if the documentation shows clinical necessity for that service. Continue reading

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