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Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Acupuncture Wellness Mount Airy is currently working with the Veteran Administration to care for our country’s veteran population here in Surry County and its surrounds.  Veterans must contact the VA and their VA PCP to acquire authorization for services.

AWMA is also currently taking new patients from WellCare. Please call 336-755-2158 for additional clarity for the use of WellCare in North Carolina.

Medicare participants have been told that Medicare covers acupuncture. However because acupuncturists can not become Medicare providers, the acupuncture must be performed by doctors or nurse practitioners.  Medicare also places strict guidelines for this acupuncture coverage to that only back pain with specific restrictions is covered.

Other insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Will my plan cover acupuncture?
  • How many visits per calendar year?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Do I have a co-pay?
  • Do I have a deductible?
  • If yes, has it been met?
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