Medicare Patient Access to Chiropractic: H.R. 2654

Medicare Patient Access To Chiropractic: H.R. 2654

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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.

H.R. 2654:

  • Provides patient access to all Medicare-covered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure.
  • Requires that DCs complete a documentation webinar.
  • Appropriately defines a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as a “physician” in the Medicare program.
  • Is bipartisan legislation, introduced by 16 cosponsors from both political parties.
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