Coverage Reminder - Chiropractor Limitations

Original Effective Date: 05/12/2011
Revision Effective Date: 11/01/2013

DMEPOS suppliers are reminded that the Social Security Act (§1861(r)) restricts ordering by chiropractors to treatment by means of manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation, provided such treatment is legal in the State where performed. Claims for any other item(s) or services prescribed by a chiropractor, including durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics or supplies, are denied as statutorily noncovered.

Last Updated May 05 , 2017