Spinal Decompression and Insurance: Is it Covered?



Is Spinal Decompression Covered by Insurance?

Simple Answer:

It depends on which office you choose.

More Detailed Answer:

Spinal Decompression is a highly advanced non-surgical treatment for Disc Bulges, Herniated Discs, Disc Extrusions and Degenerative Disc Disease.  Most insurance companies currently do not cover Spinal Decompression Therapy. Therefore, most offices have a cash-only policy. There is no special code (like S9090 or 97012) that will magically make a non-covered service payable through an insurance company.

Irvine Family Health Center – Spine and Rehab is different. The difference is right in our name – the key is “Rehab”, short for rehabilitation. Even though Spinal Decompression IS NOT a covered service under most insurance plans, Physical Therapy IS! We have created a Complete Spinal Rehabilitation Program that incorporates both Spinal Decompression and Physical Therapy to provide the highest quality of care AND the lowest out of pocket expense for our patients compared to offices throughout all of Orange County, California.

Bottom Line:

Most offices that do not have a Physical Therapist on staff will not be able to offer a Spinal Decompression program that is covered by insurance. However, Irvine Spine and Rehab’s Complete Spinal Rehabilitation Program allows patients to use their health insurance to cover the majority of the cost of care. This means that our patients routinely pay 50-90% less than they would at nearly an other Spinal Decompression office in Orange County, California.

I hope this answers your question.

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