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Frequently Asked Questions - Chiropractic Benefits (Manipulation of Spine)

  1. Who can still receive chiropractic treatment that Medi-Cal will pay for?
  2. My doctor prescribed chiropractic treatment for me before I reach 21 years of age; will I continue to receive chiropractic treatment when I turn 21?
  3. I am 21 years old and my doctor prescribed chiropractic treatment for me before July 1, 2009; will I continue to receive this treatment after June 30, 2009?

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1. Who can still receive chiropractic treatment that Medi-Cal will pay for?

Answer: Only the following persons will continue to receive chiropractic treatment:

a. Pregnant women will receive the optional benefit if it is part of their pregnancy-related care or for services to treat a condition that may cause problems in pregnancy.

b. Children or young adults who are 20 years old and younger and receive full scope Medi-Cal.

c. People who live in a licensed nursing home such as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), ICF for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF-DD) and Sub Acute Facility. 

2. My doctor prescribed chiropractic treatment for me before I reached 21 years of age; will I continue to receive chiropractic treatment when I turn 21?

Answer: Yes. You may continue to receive and complete chiropractic treatment after you reach 21 years of age. Your doctor must order how long you will receive the treatment. Orders for a “lifetime” treatment will not be accepted.

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3. I am 21 years old and my doctor prescribed chiropractic treatment for me before July 1, 2009; will I continue to receive this treatment after June 30, 2009?

Answer: Yes. You may continue to receive and complete the acupuncture treatment after June 30, 2009. Your doctor must order how long you will receive the treatment. Order for a “lifetime” treatment will not be accepted.

 

Last modified on: 12/29/2009 10:44 AM