The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 1610 / S. 799) will 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.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act:
– Is bipartisan legislation that provides patient access to all Medicare-covered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure.
– Appropriately defines a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as a “physician” in the Medicare program.
How can you help??
The bill needs your support! Members of Congress want to hear from YOU, the constituent, more than anyone else. We are asking that every DC contact their Members of Congress and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 1610. It is critical that Members of Congress hear a pro-chiropractic message directly from constituents, the people they represent! Last session, we made it to 155 cosponsors – let’s see how quickly we can regain these first 155 and surpass it!
Help your legislators understand the importance of increased patient access to chiropractic.