Chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans each year. There’s a good reason for the popularity of the treatment: it works!
But maybe you’re still unsure about whether seeing a chiropractor is a good idea for you. If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about chiropractic care and see whether you can get these services covered by your Medicare plan.
A chiropractor is a health care professional who performs adjustments to the spine and other parts of the body. Their goal is to identify misalignments and correct them. This can reduce any pain that you might be feeling and improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
People see chiropractors for all types of reasons. They do so because the care that chiropractors provide can offer many benefits. Some of the most common benefits for chiropractor services include:
Maybe you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor but uninterested in having to pay for the service. If so, then you’re probably curious as to whether your Medicare health insurance will cover some of the costs of chiropractic care.
The good news is that Original Medicare will cover the costs of certain chiropractic services provided that certain preconditions are met. You’ll qualify for coverage of manual manipulation of your spine if it’s deemed medically necessary to correct a subluxation.
If you meet those preconditions, then great! You can visit a Medicare-approved chiropractor and pay only 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the treatment you receive.
If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor and don’t meet these conditions, then Original Medicare won’t cover the costs of your treatment. But another plan might.
Medicare Advantage plans build upon the coverage that’s provided by Original Medicare. Many of them offer coverage for chiropractic services that fall outside of the narrow restrictions required to qualify for Original Medicare coverage.
But exact coverages vary from provider to provider. You’ll need to consult with the private insurance company that provides your Medicare Advantage plan in order to determine what the exact scope of your coverage looks like.
If you’d like to learn more about Medicare plans that can cover some of the costs of chiropractic services, get in touch with Time for 65. Our partnered licensed agents are standing by to answer your questions and to provide you with personalized advice regarding your Medicare plan options.