Q: Today we’re asking “Does insurance cover acupuncture?”
Chad Johnson: That is a very common question. The insurance industry as a whole is in a lot of flux right now. Some companies will cover acupuncture depending on the policiy, but that’s something you really need to call your insurance company and see if they will cover it. We accept payment at the time of treatment. We are happy to provide a Super Bill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. For patients who are covered, we have heard of no problems with reimbursement. That’s a common way to practice acupuncture. Medicaid does cover acupuncture for back pain (this info updated as of 2021). My fingers are crossed that with the opioid epidemic that soon we will see a lot more coverage.
Q: And it is, I know in other countries, obviously acupuncture is covered, so it is kind of changing a little bit over time. So, this could be happening in the future where insurance companies start covering it more.
Chad Johnson: Yes, hopefully. We’ll see how it goes.
Q: Definitely. Okay. Well, if you want to ask a specific question you can call 828-668-5322 or ChadJohnsonAcupuncture.com. And thanks.
Chad Johnson: All right. Thank you.