Share your story: Unfair Reimbursement Based on Provider Type

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) collaborated recently with the Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA), a coalition of non-MD healthcare providers, in submitting a letter to federal regulators urging them to enforce a rule that requires group health plans and health insurers to fairly compensate non-MDs for the same services delivered by other healthcare providers.

Do you have personal stories about how you have been compensated unfairly by a group health plan or health insurer? You can support the ACA’s advocacy on this issue by sending your stories to them today.

Supporting the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act

The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (S. 4042/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.

The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (S. 4042/H.R. 2654):

* Provides patient access to all Medicare-covered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure.

* Requires that DCs complete a documentation webinar.

* Appropriately defines a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as a “physician” in the Medicare program.

* Is bipartisan legislation, introduced by 16 cosponsors from both political parties.

Members of our New Hampshire delegation have not yet signed on as cosponsors of this legislation, and we encourage you to reach out to their offices with stories that demonstrate why the bill is so important. Use this email template to ask your elected official to support S. 4042/H.R. 2654 today, and download our handout to share with patients so they can do the same!