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Hundreds of Millions in Medicare Payments for Chiropractic Services Did Not Comply With Medicare Requirements

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Tags: chiropractic, politics, manual therapy, treatment, controversy, debunkery, spine

One article on PainSci cites Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General 2016: The Chiropractic Controversies

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For 2013, an estimated $359 million in Medicare payments for chiropractic services did not comply with Medicare requirements.

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