Medicare Coverage for Chiropractic Services: Medical Record Documentation Requirements for Initial and Subsequent Visits

Published 05/29/2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing this Special Edition (SE) article to help clarify CMS policy about Medicare coverage of chiropractic services for Medicare beneficiaries and documentation requirements for the beneficiary’s initial visit and subsequent visits to the doctor of chiropractic. Know these policies along with any Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for these services in your area that might limit circumstances under which Medicare pays for active/corrective chiropractic services.

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