Are Chiropractors Qualified Physicians in an FQHC?
Yes, According to Medicare statute, chiropractors are defined as physicians and qualified services
furnished by physicians are billable visits. Federal law Title 42 USC 1395x(aa) has mandate chiropractic services. As well, they’ve operated in California for over 20 years.
Is chiropractic covered in the Medicaid and Medicare programs?
Most states including Indiana provide excellent coverage for chiropractic in its Medicaid program, along with most other insurance companies.
What do Chiropractors treat?
While the new Indiana scope of practice allows a Chiropractor to diagnose and then treat a patient
without drugs and without surgery, the key focus is musculoskeletal pain. ie. Low Back and Neck Pain. A Referral is NOT needed as chiropractors have direct access. However, we work with your medical providers to focus primarily on your existing patient base.
Will our patient base use Chiropractic services?
We have found Chiropractic is one of the most requested services to be added to Community Health
Centers. If you have patients with back pain, research states Chiropractic should be the first line of treatment. Chiropractic treatment consistently receives 90%+ in patient satisfaction.
What kind of Chiropractors do you train and provide?
Evidenced-based chiropractors that fit along with the philosophy of medical (allopathic) practitioners. They are not anti-vaccine, as well as, they integrate well with pediatricians and physical therapists.
Why can’t we do this on our own?
The culture of bringing in a chiropractor into a medical facility could be challenging to the even for
the most experienced medical managers. Finding, training the doctor, maintaining compliance, developing the correct documentation, etc—if not done correctly from the beginning can prevent a great program from excelling, let alone to really get going at all.
What kind of experience do you have? Why should we work with you?
Chiropractic Specialists of Indiana has integrated in some of the largest FQHC’s and has given access to 200,000+ patients to chiropractic. We are led by an Award-winning Chiropractor that has owned, managed, and integrated some of the largest clinics in the nation.
How can I learn more?
Request a consultation and we will schedule an initial phone call to discuss if exploring chiropractic into your center makes sense.