Does Medicare Cover Chiropractors?

In this Medicare FAQ video, Robert Bache answers your question, “Does Medicare cover chiropractors?” Watch this video for the answer and find out how much you pay with Medicare vs. Supplement Plan.

Medicare Part B Chiropractic Services

In the video, Robert Bache says, “Yes, Medicare Part B does cover chiropractic services as long as it is deemed medically necessary.” According to the CMS, Medicare Part B covers 80% of chiropractic services for the “manipulation of the spine if medically necessary to correct a subluxation.” Furthermore, you can go as many times to the chiropractor as long as it’s medically necessary. There is no cap to those visits. However, Medicare doesn’t cover other services or tests ordered by a chiropractor, including X-rays, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Find out what else Medicare does not cover.

What do chiropractic services cost?

Under Original Medicare, you would have to pay your Part B deductible ($198 for 2020) and 20% coinsurance for all medically necessary chiropractic appointments. However, all Medicare Supplement plans (except plans K and L) pay 100% of your Medicare Part B coinsurance. Moreover, Medigap Plan N has $20 copay for outpatient doctor visits. View our side-by-side comparison chart of all Medigap Plans.

Medicare Advantage Plans may cover chiropractic care. Since Medicare Advantage Plans are not standardized, each plan can offer a very different set of fees and benefits. Chiropractic coverage is usually available, but how much you will pay can vary by plan

How to find Chiropractors that accept Medicare?

Discover how to find chiropractors that accept Medicare. Learn how to search Medicare.gov to find and compare chiropractors near you. In this step-by-step How-To guide, you will get detailed instructions and photos.

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