06/2019: Chiropractic and Acupuncture Coverage Resources for Medicare Advantage Plans

Coverage for chiropractic and acupuncture services varies by Medicare plan. 

Here’s a quick overview of how Original Medicare and UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans compare:

  • Original Medicare offers limited coverage for chiropractic care and doesn’t cover any acupuncture services.
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans cover the same chiropractic care that is covered by Original Medicare.
  • Some UnitedHealthcare plans, but not all plans, also cover routine chiropractic and/or acupuncture services not covered by Original Medicare.

To help you understand the chiropractic and acupuncture services covered, we’ve created a quick reference guide that will help you easily locate important phone numbers, websites and addresses related to chiropractic and acupuncture coverage for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan members. This guide also includes information about how these benefits are administered and a list of common CPT codes to use for claims submissions.

To view the quick reference guide, go to UHCProvider.com > Menu > Health Plans by State > [Choose State] > Medicare > [Choose Plan Name] > Tools & Resources > Medicare Advantage Chiropractic and Acupuncture Coverage — Quick Reference Guide