Posted on Aug 28, 2018
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ACA COMMENDS UNITEDHEALTHCARE FOR RESTORING COVERAGE OF MANIPULATIVE THERAPY FOR HEADACHE
Arlington, Va.--American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC, released the following statement today in response to UnitedHealthcare’s decision to withdraw a recent policy that denied coverage of manipulative therapy for the treatment of headache:
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has confirmed that UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has restored its policy in support of coverage for nondrug manipulative therapy for headache treatment. The change was posted online in a revised policy document for manipulative therapy dated Aug. 1.
We appreciate that UHC weighed the evidence in support of manipulative therapy for headache that ACA provided in its July 23 letter to UHC President Dan Schumacher, and made the determination that patients should have access to this effective, nondrug treatment option.
ACA is especially grateful to the 40 national and state chiropractic organizations that amplified our message and joined with us in our work with UHC to achieve the best possible result on behalf of patients.