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Complementary And Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies - Can You Tell Me If Medicare Pays For CAM Therapies?

Complementary And Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies - Can You Tell Me If Medicare Pays For CAM Therapies?

posted over 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Has anyone here tried the reflexology and did it help you? Not only do I get numbness and tingling towards the end sometimes I feel like I have thousands of bees stinging me.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I would think Medicare would not approve alternative therapies.. Which are you looking at

posted over 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member

It 's not a given that a person can deduct non-reimbursed medical expenses for the 2018 tax. year.. Back in 2017 Trump signed a tax reform bill into law raising the personal deduction on the basis by doing do it would eliminate the medical deduction. Therefore no one should assume that they'll be able to deduct any non-reimbursable medical cost, Even if it's allowed there's a "floor" in which the deductions has to exceed a person's AGI in order for it to be eligible to be deducted. Everyone's tax basis is different therefore it can't be assumed the expense would qualify as a deduction.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

The only thing you can do is ask your doctor to write a script for it so you can deduct it from your taxes.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member

Medicare does not cover alternative (CAM) therapies. Additionally Medicare Suplements only cover what Medicare approves . Therefore alternative (CAM) therapies are not covered by Medicare Supplements. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan some plans might cover chiroprator visits but you'd have to check. If you are married and your spouse has insurance that your on and the employer has more than 125 employees making the employer insurance primary and Medicare secondary you might have some minimal coverage but you'd have to check.

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
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