The Department Of Human Health and Services is responsible for providing adequate medical coverage for citizens.
This can be difficult because many people view several medical fields as unreliable or outright fraud. Individual outlooks can affect the coverage and recognition of certain branches of medical science under Medicaid.
Thirty-eight states recognize chiropractic care for chronic ache as valid and are eligible for Medicaid coverage through a fee-for-service arrangement. It is becoming more recognized and legal, it is possible that eventually, all fifty states will cover it under Medicaid.
Twenty-six of the thirty states that cover chiropractic care under Medicaid provide assistance to patients who are eligible.
Twenty-six states cover those who need financial assistance, even if they aren't eligible. Twenty-six states offer reimbursement for chiropractic care that is used to treat spinal subluxation. If chiropractic care is considered medically necessary, only eight states will cover it all.
Medicaid coverage is available in all thirty states. Medicaid covers chiropractic care for children who have scoliosis. This prevents it from becoming a disability.
In 26 states, Medicaid has a limit on chiropractic care. Some states limit it to one per day while others allow it once per year. Some states limit the length of treatment and require that the patient pay the bill halfway through.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is skeptical about chiropractic care's ability to deliver cost-effective and reliable treatment. Some state employees have attributed the rising cost of Medicaid to chiropractors.