Some insurance plans cover acupuncture and it is best to first check with your carrier about acupuncture benefits for your particular plan. I am a provider for CDPHP and Blue Cross Blue Shield and may be able to bill out of network or provide an insurance friendly receipt (called a “superbill”) for other plans.
Medicare and Medicaid do not cover acupuncture at this time. If you are on Medicare, secondary insurance may cover acupuncture. If you are a veteran, the VA may cover the cost of acupuncture treatments.
Also know that acupuncture is a covered service under a flexible spending account (FSA) and that you are likely to be able to pay for acupuncture out of a health savings account (HSA).
If you are interested in using insurance for your acupuncture treatments, please call the clinic with the following information so we can verify benefits:
Keep in mind that deductibles and co-insurance or co-payments may apply to your acupuncture coverage. Also note that your plan may only cover treatment for certain conditions or with certain types of providers, i.e. some (not most) plans are M.D. only. I am a “licensed acupuncturist”.