Does Medicare cover treatment for chronic joint pain?

Yes, and no.

In the U.S. one of the largest category of chronic joint pain suffers is the group aged 65 years and older, which makes up approximately 24% of all adults with joint pain.

With so many older adults suffering from this is a debilitating condition, it would seem then that Medicare coverage for chronic joint pain would be a natural addition to the program, but it's not as simple as that.

Medicare provides competent coverage for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) when diagnosed by a physician. The patient's responsibility for the costs beyond Original Medicare, however, may be expensive.

Medicare coverage for RA in Parts A, B, and D vary but even with Medicare, RA treatments can be prohibitive. That's where Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans can help by lowering the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.

We told you it wasn't simple.

But what if your joint pain is not due to RA? In those cases, according to the official government position, "Medicare may pay for a health care provider’s help to manage chronic conditions if you have two or more serious chronic conditions that are expected to last at least a year."

Oh, and you may pay a monthly fee and the Part B deductible and coinsurance will apply.

If this sounds confusing, you're not alone. Though it's nearly impossible - and irresponsible - to try to make a commitment for Medicare coverage for chronic joint pain, it is fairly safe to say that coverage will range from "some" to "most."

Even with some coverage from Medicare, chronic joint pain sufferers are at the mercy of physicians who, in reaction to charges of over-prescribing, have resorted to what is known as a "forced taper" of medications for those who need them, with no widely agreed-upon standard treatment regimen to take its place.

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