Give Seniors The Medicare Coverage They Need and Deserve: Full Access to and Reimbursement for Services Provided by Doctors of Chiropractic
Mar/22/16 12:40 PM
In order to benefit America's Medicare patients, ACA’s House of Delegates passed a resolution in February 2015 making Medicare parity a top legislative priority of the association. Chiropractic inclusion in the Medicare program (which is essentially coverage of one service: manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation), was established in 1972 and has since seen little change, other than elimination of the X-ray requirement in 1997 – despite aggressive lobbying efforts by ACA and its members for decades. This means seniors are being denied the full range of chiropractic services that could help them lead healthier and happier lives.