American Specialty Health (ASH) has taken over the chiropractic services department of Florida Blue and other major insurance carriers.
Consequently, gone are the days when Blue and other companies would pay for treatment of minor conditions or for “preventative” care designed to minimize the severity/frequency of flare-ups of chronic conditions.
This means that you will only be covered in the event of a NEW condition or the FLARE-UP of an OLD one that is serious enough to disrupt your ability to function normally. Treatment in such situations is called “ACUTE CARE.” Once you're stable and back to "normal," the care will be terminated. Any "maintenance" or "preventative" care that one might "elect" to undergo afterward will not be covered by insurance.
Again, Florida Blue will no longer provide chiropractic treatment for general aches and pains or merely feeling “outta whack” or “out of alignment” or to relieve a little soreness, tightness or stiffness “here and there.” But you will be eligible to use your ASH-mediated plan for relatively severe pain episodes that limit your ability to move easily, like when you can’t stand up straight, can’t tie your shoes, can’t look behind you to back up your car, and things of that nature.
Dr. Fiore and Staff