A large group of Americans is approaching retirement age. Many of the Baby Boomers have already reached the age of 65 or will soon reach this age. This is the age when they qualify for Medicare.
At Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Omaha, NE, a frequent question we get from new patients is, "Do you accept Medicare?"
The answer is yes. Medicare provides health insurance for chiropractic care. However, there are more details to learn about Medicare insurance coverage for chiropractic services, which we explore in this article.
Medicare is a national health insurance program in America that helps provide healthcare coverage for people 65 and older, as well as for some younger people with disabilities. The Medicare program is funded by the U.S. government and administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Medicare has four parts: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A covers hospital care, while Part B covers doctors' visits, outpatient care, and preventive services. Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, is an alternative to the original Medicare and provides additional benefits such as lower cost-sharing and additional coverage. Part D is the prescription drug benefit and helps cover prescription medications.
Medicare Part A has no cost for the patient. For the optional insurance of Part B, C, and D, there are monthly insurance premiums. These premiums are usually automatically deducted from monthly Social Security payments.
Qualified chiropractic services are covered under Medicare Part B.
Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture is a patient advocate in Omaha, NE. We work hard to ensure our patients get the coverage they are entitled to receive. We believe every patient deserves all the assistance needed to understand the details of their insurance coverage. You can make an appeal if Medicare denies coverage for the chiropractic services you need.
While Medicare covers certain chiropractic services, it does not cover all services. For instance, it does not cover chiropractic services that are considered to be experimental or unproven.
All services must be medically necessary in order for Medicare to cover them. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decides on a case-by-case basis what is medically necessary based on the currently-acceptable standards of medical care. If Medicare denies coverage, you can appeal the decision.
Rather than trying to guess which chiropractic services at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Omaha have Medicare coverage, it is easier to call the office and ask the staff to help you figure this out.
Chiropractic care is one of the health care services covered by Medicare. Medicare health insurance can help with the payments for the cost of chiropractic care provided by Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Omaha.
Medicare covers certain chiropractic services, including manual manipulation of the spine to correct misalignment of the spine that can cause pain and other issues.
When you visit a chiropractor for Medicare-covered services, you may need to pay a copayment. The amount of the copayment will depend on the service being rendered and the amount of coverage provided by Medicare.
If you are considering chiropractic care and are unsure if it is covered by Medicare, it is best to contact our office for more information about chiropractic health insurance. We can provide you with details about the services covered, the amount of coverage provided, and any copayment you will need to pay.Call (402) 513-8954 to get help with your questions about Medicare insurance and Medicare health insurance for chiropractic care.