What is Corrective Care?

The goal of Corrective care adjustments include Relief, Correction and Stabilization of a diagnosed condition(example subluxation, or a stuck joint/vertebrae). This care requires more frequent visits initially, that reduce in frequency as the patient’s condition stabilizes and/or improves. A doctor-prescribed treatment plan is necessary during this care phase and gaps in treatment dates typically do not exceed 2 weeks. Examinations are required and treatment goals are monitored and documented. During Corrective Care, the patient receives Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (Adjustments), and may include other recommended therapeutic modalities.

What is Maintenance Care?

Maintenance Care is care that follows Corrective Care once the patient's condition status has become stable. Even if a patient may still have some degree of discomfort, once their improvement has leveled off they may be released from Corrective Care and placed onto a maintenance program of care. The goal of Maintenance Care is to maintain the improvement that was accomplished with Corrective treatment. It is meant to prevent future relapses. This is also known as Wellness or Preventative Care. Maintenance Care visits frequency can range from mutiple visits per week, to weekly, to a several times a month, etc. to promote optimal health and wellness.

Can I come in the office when I want to instead of being on a treatment plan?

Yes, we offer flexible appointments to fit your busy schedule. However, if you were to try to get reimbursed by your insurance, please know that Chiropractic treatment provided on an "as-needed" basis may be determined by the insurance industry to be "not-medically necessary" and may not be covered. Even if your insurance benefits say you have a certain number of chiropractic visits per year, those visits may need to fall under a Corrective treatment program prescribed by the Chiropractor to be covered. Patients that are seen on an "as-needed" basis and are not on a specific treatment plan may be considered Maintenance Care, since insurance may determine the care to be "maintenance" in nature.

What is "Medical Necessity"?

Medical Necessity is a term the insurance industry uses to define what services are covered by insurance and what services are not covered by insurance. Health insurance companies typically provide coverage only for health-related services that they define or determine to be medically necessary. Insurance may not pay for healthcare services that they deem to be not medically necessary, or that they deem to be more therapeutic in nature.

Do I have to have insurance or a referral to come to your office for Chiropractic care?

Definately not, all are welcome! We serve many people from many walks of life. You do not need an already diagnosed condition nor a referral from another provider to reap the benefits of Chiropractic care. The Chiropractor will provide an exam, followed by your treatment.

Will you bill my insurance?

We accept payment up front after your appointment (Credit card, Care Credit, check, cash, FSA card). We can provide an itemized receipt to you for you to remit to your destination of choice.

We aim to keep our fees priced reasonably in order to be accessible to those who wish to reap the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Why won't my insurance reimburse me for my care?

Whether insurance will reimburse you or not has little to do with symptoms or how a patient feels. Insurance may only pay for services that it determines to be medically necessary. Once a treatment plan has been completed (or not followed) and long-term improvements are not expected, then the patient is released from Corrective Care without regard of any remaining symptoms. Once maximum therapeutic benefit is achieved then Corrective Care is to be stopped and Maintenance care started.

But my insurance says that I have 12 visits per year covered.

Insurance will typically only pay for services that it determines to be "Medically Necessary". If your 12 visits are used during a Corrective treatment protocol based on a diagnosed condition then they should be covered if you attempt to get reimbursed; however, if the 12 visits are used on an "as-needed" or "once-a-month" basis then insurance might not cover those visits. Maintenance visits are typically determined by the insurance industry to be not-medically necessary and are therefore not typically covered services. Non-covered services also typically do not apply towards any deductible so there is generally no need to bill insurance for maintenance service.

Can I go back on Corrective care once I've been on maintenance care?

Yes, there would just need to be a legitimate new condition or injury, or exacerbation or relapse of a past condition. A new examination and documentation must be performed in order to determine if a Corrective treatment plan is necessary. If a Corrective treatment plan is recommended then Corrective Care can be started again and continued as long as change and progress can be measured and documented. Corrective care may require therapies and rehab procedures in addition to the chiropractic adjustments and typically would not exceed a 2 week gap between treatmet visits. If the treatment plan is not followed for any reason then the patient would need to be discharged again to a maintenance status.

Is Chiropractic affordable?

Unlike most medical care, Chiropractic care tends to be more affordable. It is much cheaper (and healthier) to invest a small amount in prevention. We think that Chiropractic care is overall a great deal in healthcare.