Does Medicare Cover Massage Therapy?

Last Updated : 09/10/20181 min read

Original Medicare does not cover massage therapy. Services that are not covered by Medicare are the sole responsibility of the patient. Medicare Part B does pay for medically necessary forms of therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services.

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In some cases, Medicare Part B will cover chiropractic services if they are medically necessary and are meant to correct a subluxation of the spine. In most cases, Original Medicare pays 80% of the cost for this treatment, but the patient is responsible for the other 20% and all other tests and services performed by the chiropractor.

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