In addition to cash,
check, or credit card payments at the time of service, I am also a
health insurance provider for the following plans:
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
In order for me to accept your insurance as payment, the following conditions must be met:
1. You must bring your insurance card and a photo ID to your first appointment. You may also send me your insurance information in advance of the first appointment so I can check your benefits before you arrive.
2. At the time of the first appointment, you must sign the agreement with my office that you will pay any funds the insurance will not pay. This includes any copay due at time of service.
3. The insurance plan must cover acupuncture as specialist care for the conditions you are being seen for, and any deductible must be met. If you require a referral or preauthorization, you must have made those arrangements in advance.
We will confirm all of this at the time of service, but in order to prevent any unforeseen charges, you should check with your insurance plan in advance to see what it covers. Especially note that it is possible your specialist copay is different from your regular copay.
If I don’t accept your insurance yet, it’s possible that you can still be reimbursed for your acupuncture treatment. I can provide you with a receipt that is coded in a way your insurance company may accept for partial or full. Please contact your insurance company to learn their policies about out-of-network acupuncture reimbursements.