New patients - please arrive on time, during the initial visit there is evaluation, as well as, mandatory arbitration consent paperwork to be filled out. Evaluation of your condition is assessed and a treatment plan is requested from your Insurance provider. A follow-up visit(s) is mandatory, the number of which depends on your progress.
Acupuncture Initial 75 -85 minute Evaluation with Treatment visit direct payment: $200
PPO insurance plan members: $200 co-insurance. I send a claim in to your insurance company for the services rendered during the initial 85 minute visit. Every insurance policy has a percentage the patient pays the provider depending on whether their policy is 60%/40%, 70%/30%, or 80%/20% For example, the insurance company pays 60% of the services billed and the patient pays 40% This is called fair and equal billing. After your claim is processed, should your patient responsibility amount be less than $200, I will immediately Venmo you the difference.
Acupuncture follow-up sessions: $160
PPO insurance members: $160 patient responsibility per hour treatment. $120 45 minutes Payments are due at the time of service. PPO insurance members, I will send an electronic claim directly to your insurance company for the service codes rendered during the visit.
After the first few sessions, we are able to determine the lesser patient responsibility amount for each follow-up session.
I will re-imburse you as soon as I receive the (EOB) Explanation of Benefits and the check from your health insurance company; Aetna takes two weeks to process, Cigna three weeks, United and BCBS four weeks to send out their checks to the provider. United Healthcare Shared Services (UHSS) takes five weeks to process.