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If you are 65 or older, then you may be using Medicare insurance to help cover most of your health-related expenses. If you’re having back or neck issues, you may be considering a visit to the chiropractor in Vero Beach, FL; however, you may also be worried about whether or not your Medicare will cover the costs of visiting a chiropractor. The following is a rundown of what you’ll be responsible for paying depending on what kind of Medicare coverage you have.
Will Your Medicare Cover Chiropractic Care?
There are four different parts to Medicare: A, B, C, and D. If you have Medicare Part B, then there’s a good chance that you’ll be eligible to seek out chiropractic treatment from a licensed chiropractor. However, there are a few things you’ll need to know about going to a chiropractor if you have Medicare Part B. These include the following:
- It must be deemed medically necessary to visit a chiropractor by your general health practitioner. In order to be medically necessary, you must be required to get a remedy for a subluxation, which is the misalignment of your spine’s vertebrae.
- The chiropractor must be willing to accept payments from Medicare.
- You will need to pay 20 percent of the cost approved by Medicare.
- You will have to pay the deductible amount for Medicare Part B.
- You will have to pay for any additional tests or other services required by the chiropractor, including massage therapy, acupuncture, physical exams, and more.
- Medicare will only pay for X-rays if they are ordered by your doctor to diagnose subluxation. They will not pay for X-rays ordered your chiropractor.
- Medicare limits how often you can visit a chiropractor to once a day.
If you have Medicare and need chiropractic care, be sure to contact us at Florida Spine to schedule an appointment in Vero Beach, FL, today.