On April 20, 2021, Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) reintroduced a bill (H.R. 2654) to modernize Medicare’s Chiropractic coverage. H.R. 2654 is the exact same bill that was previously introduced in 2019 (H.R. 3654), which ultimately died at the end of last session after having support from over 90 co-sponsors.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654) would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to the chiropractic profession’s broad-based, non-drug approach to pain management, which includes manual manipulation of the spine and extremities, evaluation and management services, diagnostic imaging and utilization of other non-drug approaches that have become an important strategy in national efforts to stem the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse.
Last week the KAC board voted to unanimously support the new Medicare Modernization Act – H.R. 2654. Currently, there are 60 co-sponsors, including 3 of the 6 representatives for the state of Kentucky! Representatives James Comer (R-1), John Yarmuth (D-2) and Thomas Massie (R-4) have already signed on in support of H.R. 2654!
To learn more about the bill and what you can do to help, please see our previous post here.
Visit the ACA’s website on the Medicare Modernization Act here.