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Medicare Covers Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

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As of January 22, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized their decision to cover acupuncture for low back pain. Coverage includes 12 visits in a 90 day period with up to 20 visits with patient improvement.

We hope in the coming months and years more issues are covered for acupuncture. However, this is a great first step into acupuncture coverage for all Medicare patients. Our office is closely following this amazing news. We will have more information as more becomes available to us.

For more information, read about the CMS’ decision on their website. You can also find out more about our complete insurance coverage list by visiting our insurance page. And as always, we are here to help answer any of your questions and to help you through the insurance process.