Davis' Keep Your Chiropractor Act aims to loosen Medicare restrictions
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Dist. 13) recently introduced a bill that would allow chiropractors who opt out of Medicare to continue treating clients on Medicare through private contracts.
The Keep Your Chiropractor Act of 2015 would give chiropractors the same right held by all other physician-level health care providers.
“This common-sense legislation will help ensure Medicare recipients in rural or medically underserved areas have access to the care they need,” Davis said. “Chiropractors are being forced to close their doors because of this unnecessary requirement, which further limits patients’ options. The government should not be in the business of telling Medicare patients, using their own money, where they can receive chiropractic care.”
Davis said many chiropractors are opting out of Medicare because of the limitations the program places on the services they can offer, as well as the cost of keeping up with federal regulations.