ACUPUNCTURE NOW COVERED BY MEDICARE FOR BACK PAIN!
In a landmark ruling, Medicare has announced as of January 21, 2020, they will begin covering Acupuncture services for beneficiaries with chronic low back pain. Those actively enrolled in Medicare are now eligible to receive up to 12 Acupuncture treatments over a 90 day period. An additional 8 treatments will be covered for those demonstrating clinical improvement, for a total of 20 sessions annually. In acknowledging how common and debilitating back pain can be, the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) stated “We are dedicated to increasing alternatives to prescription opioids and believe that covering Acupuncture for chronic low back pain is in the best interest of Medicare patients.” As a key strategy in defeating our country’s opioid crisis, Congress and the administration have sought to expand coverage for non-opioid pain-management treatments to reduce reliance on narcotics as well as substance abuse. We are excited to share this wonderful news with our Medicare beneficiaries who now have access to Acupuncture services as a covered treatment option to reduce pain and enhance recovery!
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Joseph Jimenez, MD is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, with over 15 years of diverse experience and training in Interventional and Medical Pain Management, Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopedics.
healthcare technology. Dr. Jimenez also specializes in minimally invasive procedures including Percutaneous /Endoscopic Discectomy, Radiofrequency Ablation, SacroIliac Joint Fusion and Spinal Cord Stimulation. In joining the REHABILITY Team, Dr. Jimenez is eager to assist our patients in an integrative fashion achieve optimal physical function, recovery and wellness, all under one roof!
His practice ideals include preventive care for optimal musculoskeletal health, conservative management of pain and minimally invasive surgery for select patients, using cutting-edge research and
• Spine injections, such as Epidurals and Facet Joints
• Trigger Point Injections • Medical Acupuncture • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
• Ultrasound-Guided Procedures • Regenerative Medicine • Performance Nutrition
• Extremity Joint injections • SacroIliac Joint injections
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