The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act
Legislation championed by ACA to increase Medicare coverage of chiropractic services has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (S. 4042/H.R. 2654) 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.
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The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (S. 4042/H.R. 2654):
- Is bipartisan legislation that provides patient access to all Medicare-covered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure.
- Requires that DCs complete a documentation webinar.
- Appropriately defines a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as a “physician” in the Medicare program.