Chiropractic care is covered under Medicare with certain restrictions. At Braile Chiropractic of Marietta, Georgia, we accept Medicare assignment within the Medicare allowable guidelines. Below is an outline of how Medicare works and how Braile Chiropractic works with your Medicare coverage to give you the maximum allowable benefits.
Medicare requires an initial examination in order to establish a diagnosis. However, Medicare does not pay for either the chiropractic examination or x-rays needed to start care. Because these are considered “uncovered services” and because most secondary insurances follow Medicare guidelines, secondary insurance will usually NOT pay for these needed initial procedures.
To help make the initial visit affordable, Braile Chiropractic offers a special Chiropractic Medicare Discount for those who have no other coverage for the initial visit. This discount reduces the initial visit by eliminating the fee for the needed spinal x-rays. Essentially, the X-rays are FREE for Medicare patients!
Medicare has a separate Type B deductible of $147 per year. Since the initial visit is not a covered service, the fee for the initial visit is not counted toward your Medicare deductible.
Medicare will typically pay for about 25 chiropractic visits per year . In our office, a typical co-payment for a Medicare chiropractic adjustment visits is $8.00 . In some cases the co-payment could vary, or may be entirely covered by a secondary insurance. Our staff will be happy to check your Medicare co-insurance to see what is covered.