INSURANCE

If you are considering acupuncture treatment and want to find out if your particular plan has acupuncture coverage, complete the form below.

Insurance Information

We can check your benefits for you and provide you a propmt reply via email. Refer to your insurance benefits card as you complete this form.

Insurance Company Name: *
Insurance Company Tel No: *
Policy Holder's First & Last Name: *
Policy Holder's Insurance ID: *
Policy Holder's Date of Birth(mm/dd/yyyy): *
Patient's First & Last Name: *
Patient Relationship to Policy Holder: *
Your Daytime Phone Number: *
Your Email Address: *
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Auto Insurance Patients

If you are unfortunate to have a car accident, do not panic. We Just need you to bring:

  • Insurance information
  • Claim number
  • Adjuster’s name and phone number

  • If you happen to be responsible for the car accident, you still can use your medical payment from your car insurance coverage, if available. We can then take care of your health and the rest of the work.

    Health Insurance Patients

    Acupuncture is one of the CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) therapies that are more commonly covered by insurance. So far, we take the most health insurance with Acupuncture benefits. We are pleased to check your benefits online or make a phone call to your insurance company when you visit our office. You can also finish this process yourself before you visit us.

    First, it is important to read your plan to find out whether it discusses coverage of the therapy you are interested in. If anything about the coverage is not clear or you have questions, contact the insurance company. Examples of questions that people often ask company representatives are:

  • Does my plan have an Acupuncture benefit?
  • How much deductible do I have to pay?
  • Is this treatment covered for my health condition?
  • Are there any limits and requirements--for example, on the number of visits or the amount you will pay?
  • What do I have to pay out-of-pocket?

    It is a good idea to keep detailed records about all contacts you have with the insurance company, including call notes, copies of bills, claims, and letters. This will help you if a dispute arises about a claim. Also, if you are not satisfied with a representative's explanations, you can ask to speak to someone else.

    Worker’s Compensation Insurance Patients

    For worker’s compensation patients, there is no limit for Acupuncture treatment base on the medical necessity. You just need to have the information list below with you when you visit our office:

  • Your primary doctor’s prescription (Acupuncturist can be a primary doctor as well if you do not see any doctor before you come to us)
  • The claim address and phone number of your worker’s compensation insurance company
  • Your case claim number
  • Your adjuster’s name and phone number
  • Authorization for Acupuncture treatment from your insurance company (We do this for patients most of time)

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    Cash Patients

    If you do not carry health insurance with Acupuncture benefits, you can pay out-of-pocket, or you can consider using your health saving plan as well. Full payment is due at time of service. The expense of Acupuncture treatment usually goes toward to your medical expense deductions. For more information about Acupuncture tax deductibles, please read the explanation below:

    Is Acupuncture Tax Deductible?

    Yes! So keep track of your treatments. The costs of acupuncture and prescribed herbal medicine are indeed deductible as a medical expense.

    What is a medical expense?

    Acupuncture falls under the definition of a medical expense which is: “the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of diseases, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. They include the costs of equipment, supplies, and diagnostic devices needed for these purposes.”

    What expenses can you include?

    1. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS:
      You can include the amount you pay for acupuncture for you, your spouse, children and dependents.

    2. PRESCRIBED HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS:

       Nutritional supplements, vitamins, Chinese herbal supplements and other natural medicines that are prescribed by an acupuncturist or physician as treatment for a specific medical condition that is diagnosed by an acupuncturist or medical practitioner are tax deductible.

    3. TRANSPORTATION TO ACUPUNCTURE APPOINTMENT:

      The standard mileage rate allowed for out-of-pocket expenses for a car when you use it for medical reasons varies every year, please go to IRS website  to find the rate. Bus, taxi, train and plane fares primarily for and essential to medical care are also included.

    How much of the expenses are included?

    Please consult with your CPA for the amount of expenses that are deductible.

    (Insurance Info Source: Acufinder.com)

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