General Medicaid Information

General Medicaid Information

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On July 1, 2012, as a result of Public Act 097-0689 (pdf), [Link Needed for Completion] referred to as the Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act, HFS eliminated many Medicaid services, including chiropractic services for participants 21 years of age and older. 

Participants under the age of 21 will continue to receive coverage for spinal manipulation procedures to correct subluxations of the spine. Allowable procedure codes may be found on the Chiropractic Fee Schedule (pdf) [Link Needed for Completion] located on the department’s Web site. 

Effective with dates of service on July 1, 2012, and after, claims for participants under the age of 21 must include a diagnosis of spinal subluxation. If the claim does not contain a diagnosis of subluxation, the claim will reject and providers will receive the error code G50, Chiropractic service inappropriate for diagnosis.

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Comprehensive Health Services at 1-877-782-5565.

Please review all of the information before enrolling.

Medicaid Enrollment
Online Provider Handbook
Online FAQ (including secondary information)

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The Illinois Chiropractic Society staff works collaboratively on many topics to bring the most comprehensive and relevant information to our members. We have over 60 years of chiropractic experience and understand the heartbeat of the profession. We all look forward to providing relevant information to our members for years to come.

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