Premera/Blue Cross LifeWise Great-West Healthcare Health Allies Access One Consumer Health Medical Resource, LLC Secure Horizons PacifiCare Health Systems
Coordinated Care WA United Healthcare Aetna WA CAM Cigna Health Care
Cigna WA Acupuncture
Humana WA Acupuncture, Effective 1/1/2017 Uniform/Regence (Out of Network) Group Health (Out of Network) Regence Blue Shield (Out of Network)
We are able to process insurance for Premera, LifeWise and more in the above list. If you have insurance allowance for acupuncture, check if you have any deductibles and how many visits per year are allowed. If you have Acupuncture allowance, we'll accept your copay (in cash or check) and file your claim electronically. If we're your out-of-network provider, we can still treat you and file your claim outside of the co-pay ruling by setting a pre-agreed co-pay so that you won't need to pay any extra charges above our hourly rate of $120.00 that your insurance company may not want to re-imburse us. Some insurance company surprisingly only pays a partial acupuncture treatment at one 15-minute interval, a practice contrary to the best interest of the patient who's signed a "Consent to Treatment" allowing us to provide an integrated, full-service treatment for at least an hour or longer. In other words, we don't engage in any kind of monetary negotiation in the middle of a patient's treatment session dictated by that kind of insurance policy that stood in the way of a competent provider's ability to produce the desired outcome for the patient. How this policy could be allowed to stand is beyond our comprehension and raises a red flag to the insurance subscriber/patient. If we ever encounter a case like this, we'll opt out and cut ties to this insurance company. As insurance benefits are steadily in decline, we encourage our patients to be "buyer be aware". Our patients don't need to come for more than 8 times, as a rule, and many come without insurance and just pay cash happily with some discounts when paid at time of service on the day.
This will be the process for handling all insurance matters, regardless of which Insurance company it may be, as we add to the list above.
We're also covered by automobile Personal Injury Protection (PIP) per a referral by your primary care physician (PCP) - we're known to treat pain, and whiplash quite effectively.