Important information for our Medicare Patients
Concerning your initial About Your Examination
Medicare provides a limited benefit for chiropractic treatment which is based you’re your diagnosis. In order to diagnose any patient, a physical examination must be performed. Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay for chiropractic physical examinations.
In order to initiate treatment, we require your signature on an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN), which serves as your acknowledgment of our policy.
Examination fees will not be reimbursed by Medicare or any supplemental insurance carriers. These fees are not applied to the patient’s annual deductible.
New Conditions and Reexaminations
If you have not received treatment in longer than 6 months for an existing condition, or request treatment for a new condition that requires an examination, a fee applies. The fee for reexaminations is not covered by Medicare and is the patient’s responsibility.
Medicare will only reimburse for conditions related to the spine. If your condition is not spine related, payment is expected at the time of service.
Medicare will only reimburse for spinal manipulative therapy. Other services that may be integral to your treatment, such as exercises, special therapy modalities and supplies are the patient’s responsibility.