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Rates

Payment at Time of Service**

Acupuncture treatment:                                                                     $70  /  60 minutes

Initial acupuncture exam:                                                                $45   / 15-30 minutes  

Nutrition assessment:                                                                         $25 / 15-20 minutes                                        

**These rates are discounted from the regular insurance rate as allowed by Minnesota law, and are typical rates for services. Additional fees may apply for time spent beyond the customary allotment.

A program of nutritional supplements runs anywhere from $20-$100 per month.

Additional services such as Gua Sha, Tui Na massage, extensive needling and stationary cupping are $15.  At this time, fire-cupping and moxibustion cannot be offered at the Riverwood location.

Accepted payment methods for treatments, copayments, or supplements or herbal formulas include check or cash, HSA/FSA/HRA cards and credit cards, 


Insurance

Acupuncture is a covered benefit in many health insurance plans.  I am an in-network provider for the following, and can bill these payers directly:

  • BCBS
  • Medica
  • Health Partners
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP)
  • VA Community Care Programs (Triwest)

Medicare does not typically cover acupuncture as a benefit. Recently, a bill was passed for Medicare to cover acupuncture for low back pain; however, this insurance may only be filed when the services were conducted under the supervision of an MD. If you have a secondary insurance to Medicare, you may have acupuncture benefits.  A supplemental plan to Medicare would not have acupuncture benefits.

We no longer accept Worker's Compensation cases or Private Injury (automobile) insurance cases. A Superbill can be provided to assist with your reimbursement submission. For other insurances, I can bill these payers directly if you have out of network benefits.  

Acupuncture is a qualified medical expense for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) per IRS publication 502.  Patients are responsible for checking on the specific rules of their Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) prior to using such cards.

 


Aitkin Acupuncture at Riverwood Healthcare Center
brown log building

601 Bunker Hill Drive, Aitkin MN

Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

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