If your primary care physician prescribes it, many insurance companies will cover massage and acupuncture therapy. Some private insurance policies will also at least partially cover our other services. Typically this requires prepayment and submission of an invoice for reimbursement. If you carry this type of insurance, we can print out an invoice for you with the necessary codes. Coverage varies quite a bit from one company to the next, so please check with your provider to see if your policy includes our services. The quickest and easiest way to do this is to call the toll free number on your insurance card.
As an alternative to standard medical insurance we advocate Health Savings Accounts (HSA). HSAs are tax-advantage medical savings accounts available to taxpayers who are enrolled in a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses at any time without federal tax liability, and can be applied towards many different types of medical services.
Also, see publication #502 from www.irs.gov for the list of qualified medical expenses, such as acupuncture, that can be deducted from your federal taxes.
We sincerely hope that health insurance policies will change in the future, covering more of our services, and we see a general trend in that direction. More policy holders are asking for the inclusion of a wider range of services and the insurance companies are listening. We encourage our patients to speak with their insurance companies about the types of services they would like to see covered.