New Patient Appointment
I offer each patient a personalized treatment based on their individual presentation. The first session tends to be a little longer, as I will ask a variety of questions to gain an in-depth understanding of your health history. The first session also includes acupuncture and may include other modalities as well.
Returning Patient Appointment
During a return visit, I will ask questions to measure your progress and to evaluate how the treatments are working. Acupuncture treatment will occur, and other modalities may be used as well.
Acupuncture & Insurance
I am currently an in-network provider for Anthem BlueCross BlueShield only, but I also accept the United HealthCare State of Connecticut retirees plan as an out-of-network provider. Each and every policy differs in its coverage of acupuncture, so I ask that patients verify their benefits to determine if acupuncture is covered under their policy before their first visit.
If your insurance does not cover acupuncture or I do not accept your insurance plan, please note that payment is due at the time of service. Please contact me to discuss rates.
When you call to verify benefits, it is helpful to ask the following questions:
Is acupuncture covered under my policy?
If it is covered, are there only certain conditions/symptoms that are covered? This is known as a diagnosis-driven policy (ex. some policies will only cover acupuncture for pain management, others only for osteoarthritis, etc.)
Is there a limitation to the number of visits?
Do I owe a co-pay or co-insurance at the time of service? Have I met my deductible for the year?
If you have out-of-network benefits for acupuncture under any other insurance policy, you may be able to get at least partially reimbursed for treatment costs provided that I provide you a superbill for you to directly submit to your insurance.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Word document of questions to ask your insurance company or to seek any other assistance in determining your coverage.