Taxpayers paid $359 million for unnecessary chiropractic care in 2013, study finds

9:45 am Oct. 22, 2016

Medicare paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in 2013 based on improper bills from chiropractors, according to an investigation by a federal watchdog agency.

More than 80 percent of payments to chiropractors should not have been made, investigators found. This isn’t the first time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been warned repeatedly that chiropractors are billing for services that don’t comply with Medicare requirements. Yet CMS has