Does Medicare cover acupuncture?

As of January 2020, Medicare covers acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The coverage is subject to limitations on the number of sessions and the type of provider administering the treatment.
Currently, Licensed Acupuncturists (L. Ac.) are NOT recognized by CMS as Medicare providers and therefore are NOT eligible to bill Medicare for acupuncture services.  This results in patients paying out of pocket for all services.
In an effort to help Medicare patients with chronic low back pain, receive acupuncture services that can be very beneficial to their condition, Elements Acupuncture is offering a 15% discount off the regular treatment rates.
Please call our office at 563-582-7878 if you have additional questions or for more details.
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