We participate in a number of local and national
medical insurance plans. There are also a number of plans
with which we do not contract directly. We fully recognize
how difficult it can be to deal with the insurance companies
and to try and figure out your level of coverage. the
cartoon to the right sums it up pretty well.
We contact your insurance company and get all the
information about your coverage even before you come to our
office. This proactive approach saves you both time and
We are well-versed with the rules of out-of-network
billing and we make appropriate arrangements with patients
and their insurance companies in cases where we do not have
a direct contract with the patient's particular
insurance plan. In these cases, where a patient is seeing us
"out-of-network" we bill the insurance company directly on
the patient's behalf thus minimizing the hassle-factor for
the patient, and minimizing their upfront costs..
We go out of our way to work with uninsured patients
to make sure that they are still able to obtain their
medical care without jeopardizing their financial situation.
We consider providing discounted medical care as our way of
contributing to the community that has been so great to us
over the years.
Acupuncture and insurance
We are often asked whether acupuncture is a
covered services under medical insurance. The answer is an
Different insurance companies will
pay for it, where as others will not. Still others will pay
for it for some conditions but not for others. Medicare is
one insurance plan that will pay for medical evaluation
associated with office visits but will not pay for
It is our understanding that we are
prohibited by law from posting our fee schedule online, but
we can say that someone coming in strictly for acupuncture
(i.e. no associated medical care provided) can expect to pay
out of pocket considerably less than a $100 per session.
In most cases the insurance company
supplements what a patient pays. If we participate with your
plan and it covers acupuncture, expect to only pay a regular
co-pay with every visit.