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Legislation

 

Defining Scope of Coverage for Care of Vertebral Subluxation Under Medicare

 

Christopher Kent D.C., J.D.Bio

 

Journal of Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 1-14
 
Abstract

 


It is proposed that the Medicare Act be amended to provide for coverage of the assessment and care of vertebral subluxations without the requirement that a beneficiary has a concomitant musculoskeletal condition. The amendment should also provide for objective assessment of vertebral subluxation, prohibit the use of arbitrary  caps,  and include coverage for examinations, imaging studies, and the use of specialized instrumentation to evaluate vertebral subluxation and how it affects the beneficiary's general health.


Key W
ords:  Chiropractic, Medicare, Vertebral Subluxation, instrumentation, x-ray