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In this issue
Denial of Chiropractic Payments by the Adjuster
• Denial of benefits by alleging that chiropractic care
is “palliative, not curative”
• Why your insurance SHOULD pay
• How to get your insurance to pay these charges
Hello!! Welcome to the March edition of Settlement Central’s
Newsletter. We are pleased to share this newsletter with you, as
our business is helping people get satisfactory settlements for
their personal injury claims.
In this issue, we will discuss what to do when your own
insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) adjuster denies full
chiropractic benefits by alleging chiropractic care is
palliative, not curative, and therefore is neither reasonable
As always, we will post our articles on our website as they are
sent out in the Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter. Our readers will
have a rich resource available to them, our hands-on battles
with the insurance companies translate into useful and accurate
information for our readers.
Denial of Chiropractic Payments by the Adjuster-
Palliative not Curative
One way that your PIP insurance adjuster may try to cut down on
spending is to deny full payment of your chiropractic care by
stating that the doctor's charges are neither reasonable nor
necessary because they are for a service that does not "cure"
the "alleged problem" (curative). Instead, she will say that the
service is “palliative” (relieving or soothing the symptoms of a
disorder without effecting a cure). What she is saying, in
effect, is that there is no need to pay for any chiropractic
care, unless it can be shown to have been of benefit in "curing"
If you encounter this type of insurance tactic, you must
remember- Chiropractic charges are both necessary and
reasonable: the doctor gave needed chiropractic professional
treatment and worked hard to treat your injury, and billed
appropriately for his charges. And there is no reason to
compromise his professional standards or practice by stooping to
accept this kind of attack.
So what kind of response should you give your insurance adjuster
to convince her to pay these charges? We have formatted an
example letter for just this type of situation.
Please Click here
our free Patient's Letter to Adjuster Regarding Chiropractic
PALLIATIVE, NOT CURATIVE.
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