Be a Chiropractor in Medicare........Where in the federal law does it say we are supposed to “treat” our patient's pain and symptoms like other health care providers? It doesn't!
The federal law says our
job as a Chiropractor is to locate and correct vertebral
subluxations. So why do some Chiropractors “treat”
their patient's symptoms until the symptoms are gone calling the adjustments
“maintenance" or "wellness care” and not bill those
adjustments for reimbursement? When the Chiropractor adjusts the Medicare
patient, correcting vertebral subluxations, that is the covered
service in Medicare. The doctor’s job is to learn how to
“document” the need for the Chiropractic adjustment so our
senior patients are reimbursed.