Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do Chiropractors treat?
What is the education like for chiropractors?
Because chiropractors are trained in Primary Health Care, their education and training are extensive. Chiropractic doctors have similar education to Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy. Because chiropractors don’t prescribe medication or perform surgery, their emphases are on Physical Medicine. Like MDs, DC’s generally acquire a four-year Bachelor of Science degree and then a four-year Doctorate degree (“Doctorate of Chiropractic”).
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Is chiropractic treatment effective?
Do I need a referral from my MD?
Do I have a right to a Good Faith Estimate?
You have the right to receive a good faith estimate (GFE) explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using their insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have a right to receive a GFE for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a GFE in writing at least a business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a GFE before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your GFE.
For questions or more information about your right to receive a GFE, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1 (800) 633-4227.