Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Chiropractic services

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers manipulation of the spine if medically necessary to correct a subluxation when provided by a chiropractor or other qualified provider.

Who's eligible?

All people with Medicare are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount and the Part B deductible applies.

You pay all costs for other services or tests ordered by a chiropractor (including X-rays and massage therapy).

Note

Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. It’s important to ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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