Chiropractic services

Chiropractic services

How often is it covered?

 covers manual manipulation of the spine if 

 to correct a 

 when provided by a chiropractor or other qualified provider.


Medicare doesn't cover other services or tests ordered by a chiropractor, including X-rays, massage therapy, and acupuncture. If you think your chiropractor is billing Medicare for services that aren't covered, you can report suspected Medicare fraud.

Who's eligible?

All people with Part B are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

 and the Part B 


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


To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service


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. Ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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