Insurance coverage for acupuncture has undergone many changes over the last several years, and benefits have been known to change even though you may still be with the same company (as an employee) using the same medical insurance. Many plans that accept acupuncture will only accept claims for chronic pain and nausea, so your reason for coming to acupuncture may not be covered.
Unfortunately, experience has shown that the insurance companies will not stand behind their verbal quotes until a claim is submitted and evaluated for payment.
I am currently in network for Blue Shield of CA.
Blue Shield of CA has recently contracted American Specialty Health to manage many acupuncture plans, and I am NOT in network with American Specialty Health. If American Specialty Health is managing your acupuncture plan, then I will provide a superbill for you to submit for treatment. The best course of action is for you to contact Blue Shield and determine if your acupuncture coverage is managed by American Specialty Health. I can verify coverage for a fee of $15.
I am out of network for all other insurance companies.
I cannot submit a claim to any HMO plans, Medicare or MediCal. So if you are covered by an HMO, Medicare or MediCal, those treatments would be out-of-pocket for you, and not covered by insurance.
I accept payments from Health Savings Accounts, and can provide a statement of services for your provider. A Health Savings Account often offers more flexibility covering acupuncture than a managed plan.
If you have questions about coverage, let’s talk specifics. Please text 323-380-8042 to start the conversation.