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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Does Medicare pay for chiropractor treatment? Beginning

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Does Medicare pay for chiropractor treatment?
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: Beginning treatment for spine and back distress pain.
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: Just what might be my out of expense for beginning this treatment.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi. I can help you here ... My name's Lane

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986…

Please bear with me for a moment, while I prepare your response.

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Yes, Medicare does cover medically necessary chiropractic services. According to the CMS, Medicare Part B now covers 80% of the cost for “manipulation of the spine if medically necessary.” There is no cap on the number of medically necessary visits to a chiropractor.

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What they will want the Chiropractor to say is that there was a subluxation (a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, regarded in chiropractic theory as the cause of many health problems)

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

You can read more about that here: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/chiropractic-services.html

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Please let me know if you have any questions at all, before rating me.

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And if you DON'T have other questions Your positive rating … (by using those the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit”) …would be appreciated!

Otherwise I receive no compensation for the work.

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Thank you,

Lane

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Direct answer to a direct question
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Gave the most accurate answer possible.

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I gave you a specific answer to a very GENERAL question.

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Can you go becasue you feel like it? No

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Can you go simply becasue the Chiropractor says he/she thinks it will help? No

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But as I said above, if you go and get a diagnosis of subluxation? YES

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AND as I mentioned it's only 80% covered.

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I'm sorry ... I just don't know any other way to say it.

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If I answer a simple YES ot No, then I'm not providing an accurate answer.

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The answer is ...... IT DEPENDS....... on getting the diagnosis of subluation

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

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I’m just checking back in to see how things are going.

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Did my answer help?

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Again, with the right diagnosis (and Chiropractors almost always use the term subluxation) this is 80% covered.

If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit")

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But again, let me know if you need more on this.

Lane