Does the WellCare provider directory include chiropractors?


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The WellCare provider directory includes chiropractors as of 2015, according to WellCare Health Plans. Licensed chiropractors who meet the minimum requirements are considered physicians when manipulating the spine manually to treat a subluxation seen on an X-ray, if the treatment is permitted in the state in which the chiropractor performs it.

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Chiropractic services must be medically necessary under the Medicare and Medicaid definition to be covered, notes WellCare Health Plans. Coverage exclusions vary from state to state. Florida, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Illinois are among those states offering chiropractic coverage under Medicaid and Medicare. Kentucky and South Carolina also offer Medicaid and Medicare coverage for certain chiropractic services. California, Connecticut, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana are among the states offering chiropractic coverage under Medicare.

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