Legislation championed by ACA to increase Medicare coverage of chiropractic services has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
*The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654)* would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to the chiropractic profession’s broad-based, non-drug approach to pain management, which includes manual manipulation of the spine and extremities, evaluation and management services, diagnostic imaging and utilization of other non-drug approaches that have become an important strategy in national efforts to stem the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse.
As a founding member of the E/M Coalition, ACA recently signed a letter urging congressional leaders to include additional funds for the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) in forthcoming legislation
This effort is an extension of work that ACA and our coalition partners started in late 2020 and which included the introduction of legislation to delay PFS cuts.
*ACA Blogs*, March 24, 2021
*The Columbus Dispatch*
Aug. 25, 2019
Access to Chiropractic Care and the Cost of Spine Conditions Among Older Adults
*American Journal of Managed Care*
Aug. 9, 2019 Citizens Should Back Chiropractic Act
July 24, 2019 Help Increase Coverage of Chiropractic Services in Medicare: Support H.R. 3654
*Chiropractic Economics*, July 12, 2019
Support for Chiropractic in Medicare: A Letter to the U.S. Congress