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 Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

It is "a game-changer," and with good reason. Today, major medical insurance, Medicare, workers' compensation, and even certain Medicaid programs commonly cover the costs of chiropractic care for tens of millions of Americans.

According to studies, chiropractic care can cut expenses each episode of care by as much as 40%. And given that musculoskeletal diseases cost more than $700 billion to treat in just 2011, savings of this magnitude and chiropractic care's better reported patient satisfaction should be commended.

Feel free to bring your insurance card with you when you visit your chiropractor.

Every year, almost 30 million Americans seek chiropractic care, but it seems that not all of them are aware that most major medical insurance companies, Medicare, workers' compensation, and even some Medicaid plans typically pay these visits. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's anti-discrimination provisions and the government's general acceptance of chiropractic care at all levels, including military bases and Veterans Administration facilities, both contributed to the expanded accessibility.

Increasing awareness, according to experts, might shift the game.

Think about this According to the most recent data available, musculoskeletal illnesses accounted for one of the most expensive healthcare expenses in 2011 with more than $796 billion spent on their treatment. In the meantime, multiple studies have demonstrated that the "chiropractic-first" strategy that many specialists promote—avoiding traditional spine surgery and potentially addictive drugs—is friendlier to both wallets and patients.

Chiropractic care has been shown to result in better clinical outcomes and overall higher patient satisfaction, according to Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of the nonprofit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. "Chiropractic care is documented to reduce costs per episode of care by up to 40%," she adds.

Chiropractic doctors, who must complete seven years of college, use a hands-on method to treat neuro-musculoskeletal disorders such back, neck, and joint discomfort.

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