Acupuncture Insurance Benefits
& Worker’s Comp

Insurance

Wondering if acupuncture is covered by insurance?

Many insurance providers provide acupuncture benefits. Acupuncture follows the tenets Chinese Medicine, focusing on treating the whole person and the root cause of the pain, not just masking or managing symptoms.

For example, in treatment of chronic tension headaches, your acupuncturist might treat the headache directly and may also treat your stress level and balance the internal organs to address the underlying constitution that is fueling the headaches. Your acupuncturist may make suggestions about diet, exercise, and herbs that work on the root level. Just be aware that your insurance will not cover those herbs.

Seek an acupuncturist who has the ability to assess western conditions and as well assess and treat the underlying constitutional imbalances. This is the key to finding quality collaborative care that keeps to the traditional model that works but also embraces the needs of the times.

Workman’s Comp

If you’ve been injured on the job, your injury will likely impair your daily activities as well as your job. Glenn is a results-driven practitioner who focuses on increasing function and performance,  not just the reduction of pain.

Glenn specializes in advanced orthopedics and acupuncture. With 12 years of experience in workman’s comp, he has the expertise to diagnose and treat your work related injury.

If you have questions about the paperwork, an experienced in-house workman’s comp biller is available. We will help you create and manage your claim. We currently accept referrals from MDs. Contact your HR Department if you feel you have been injured on the job and need to start a claim because of a work related injury.

Clinical Finding Using Orthopedic Acupuncture: Most patients report 40 – 60% improvement of pain within 6 – 8 treatments. A typical treatment series is 6 – 8 treatments within a month.

Acupuncture Benefits

  • Trauma
  • Falls
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendonosis
  • RSI-Repetitive stress injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spine Care/Impingement
  • Neck Pain/Back pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Sprain/Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle pain (myalgia)

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an auto accident or have another type of personal injury, are not at fault and have a claim number, we are ready to assist you in both treatment and your personal injury claim paperwork.

Our Mission

Workman’s Comp

Clinical Finding Using Orthopedic Acupuncture: Most patients report 40 – 60% improvement of pain within 6 – 8 treatments. A typical treatment series is 6 – 8 treatments within a month.

If you’ve been injured on the job, your injury will likely impair your daily activities as well as your job. We are a results-driven practice that focuses on increasing function and performance, not just the reduction of pain.

We specialize in advanced orthopedics and acupuncture. With over 20 years of experience in workman’s comp, we have the expertise to diagnose and treat your work related injury.

If you have questions about paperwork, an experienced in-house workman’s comp biller is available. We will help you create and manage your claim. We currently accept referrals from MDs. Contact your HR Department if you feel you have been injured on the job and need to start a claim because of a work related injury.

Do Covered California insurance plans include acupuncture benefits?

Yes. Covered California has listed acupuncture as an essential health benefit so all individual and small group health plans will include acupuncture coverage for conditions deemed by the insurance companies as a medical necessity.

What is Considered Medically Necessary?

What is health insurance covering when it comes to acupuncture?

More than you might think. Under Covered California Insurance plans acupuncture and electroacupuncture are only considered medically necessary for conditions of physical pain and that inhibits function. Preventative treatments for colds/flus or acupuncture for stress are not covered by the Covered California plans.

Thinking of acupuncture treatments for a work injury compensated by worker’s comp?

Need help with your workman’s compensation claim?

Call 831-430-6350 or contact our acupuncture clinic in Santa Cruz through our contact form.

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