Medicare Supplement policies are now covering acupuncture! This is great news for many seniors 65 and over who have a medicare supplement policy! A list of supplemental policies that may cover acupuncture is listed at the bottom of this post.
This is even better news because most of these policies are covering the visits at 100%. They are usually 30 minute visits that can make a great impact on health. They have the potential to reduce the need for medications and alleviate symptoms.
Acupuncture can help with so many issues! In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed conditions that have been proven by clinical trial to be effectively treated with acupuncture.
Here’s a list of conditions treatable with Acupuncture:
|Allergic rhinitis/Hay fever||Knee pain|
|Abdominal & Epigastric pain||Low back pain & Sciatica|
|Acne||Male sexual dysfunction|
|Alcohol dependence & detox||Menstrual pain|
|Arthritis of shoulder||Morning sickness|
|Asthma||Nausea and vomiting|
|Bell’s palsy||Neck pain|
|Cancer treatment reactions||Neurodermatitis|
|Dental pain & TMJ||Osteoarthritis|
|Diabetes mellitus||Premenstrual syndrome|
|Eye pain||Quit smoking|
|Facial pain/spasm||Raynaud syndrome|
|Female infertility & PCOS||Rheumatoid arthritis|
|Fibromyalgia and fasciitis||Schizophrenia|
|Gallbladder problems||Sjögren syndrome|
|Gallstones||Sore throat & tonsillitis|
|Gouty arthritis||Spine pain|
|High cholesterol||Stiff neck|
|Hypertension & Hypotension||Stroke|
|Induction of labour||Tennis elbow|
|Itchiness||Urinary-tract infections & retention|
|Kidney stones/renal colic||Vascular dementia|
In addition, other cases that WHO says acupuncture is “worth trying” is: deafness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pulmonary heart disease.
The list is extensive! If acupuncture can improve overall health and wellness and reduce the need for medications, that is money well-spent by the insurance companies or even individuals.
What medicare supplement insurance companies are Allen Acupuncture & Wellness in-network with?
- United Healthcare (some policies cover acupuncture)
- Simply Healthcare
- (coming soon, hopefully) Humana
The only way to know for SURE if a policy covers acupuncture is to VERIFY BENEFITS using the medicare supplement card and entering the information HERE or click on the insurance tab and Click the “Verify Benefits” button.
Call 561-285-8562 for more information.
Better Health for a Better You!