Conversations with Dr. Ken: Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

Alexandria Total Care Chiropractic

June 2018

Conversations with Dr. Ken: Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

In Conversations with Dr. Ken, we are sitting down with Dr. Ken Gearhart to get a personal, honest response to patient questions. We’ll share the must-know information about chiropractic care, how Alexandria Total Care Chiropractic’s services are different, and other valuable tips and resources for you. If you have a burning question, let us know! You can click hereto submit your question via the contact form.

Question: Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?

Dr. Ken: This is by far the question we get asked the most often, and it’s a good one! There’s no simple answer that we can provide since every insurance policy is different and your chiropractic treatment plan is specialized for you. Because of our no-size-fits-all approach to care, I’ll give a brief overview of how Alexandria Total Care Chiropractic handles insurance claims for all of our patients.

If your medical provider refers you to our office (or any chiropractor’s office) for care, that’s great. However, you do NOT need a physician referral to receive chiropractic treatments.

Whenever it’s possible, we are happy to do a verification of insurance before we provide treatments. Here at the office, Judy can assist with helping you understand your insurance policy and what it does and does not cover. If you call in advance, we can pull some preliminary answers to help you plan for your visit.

That being said, it’s very helpful if you come into our office to do an insurance review with us. Like most medical practices, there are lots of technical descriptions and names for the services we provide. Unless you know exactly the right words to use and the specific questions to ask your insurance company, it can be hard to understand what is covered by your plan. Getting an unexpected bill in the mail is not fun, and we do our best to help prevent that from happening as often as we can.

If your insurance does not cover chiropractic care, don’t worry: it doesn’t mean you have to forego getting the care you need. We have a cash fee for our services that is often equal in cost to an insurance copayment—and many times, it actually ends up being less than what your copayment would be. Having that option makes it much easier for our patients to really understand the cost of services and what is going to be billed.

Alexandria Total Care Chiropractic is proud of our transparency, and we price our services fairly. If you have questions about your care or you want to find out if our services are covered under your current insurance plan, give us a call! We’re happy to help you. You can also check out our recent article that goes over some of the things you can expect from your first visit at our office.

Call the Alexandria Total Care Chiropractic team at 859-448-0858 to learn more about our payment options and to book your next visit!