In-office appointments can be made by phone or walk-in. Scheduled appointments require a 24-hour cancelation which can be done by calling the office at 360-841-7558. If the office is closed, please leave a message. Missed appointments without a 24-hour cancelation have a missed appointment fee.
Many clients use insurance to pay for Acupuncture. Insurance can reduce the amount of out-of-pocket expenses. Yet, this is not always the case. Changes in insurance coverage and billing have impacted coverages over the last few years. Today, it may take many days to clarify your coverage from your insurance company and the information received may not be accurate.
The insurance company states the client is responsible for understanding their policy. I’m not sure how reasonable this is. One of my patients brought in their policy manual from the insurance company and it was about 300 pages long. Although not always possible, when there is confusion on what your policy covers hopefully, we can work together and figure out your policy.
If the insurance company misquotes insurance to you or the office, they are not liable for payment. The client is. In addition, insurance policies have been re-written by the insurance companies. Many policies have configured their policies to move all non-mandatory preventative medicine to the deductible meaning many policies have made it necessary that you cover your deductible before they will reimburse you for acupuncture. Policies will also have a co-pay, co-insurance, or both. This will be your cost after your deductible has been met.
Lastly, insurance requires billing of acupuncture in 15-minute segments. The cost of the segments is listed below. The cost may also have an office visit added based on insurance requirements.
97810 & 97811 $50.00
97813 & 97814 $60.00