Fees

CASH PAY RATES – paid at the time of service 

The first visit – become an established patient: $120
Consultation, evaluation, acupuncture treatment in a private treatment room.

Acupuncture follow-up visits: $75
Acupuncture treatment in a private treatment room

Established cash patients who come in twice a week or more:
2 acupuncture treatments/week (Mon-Sat): $125 – the first visit is charged at $75, the second or third visit is $50.

HERBAL FORMULAS

Herbal formulas generally range from $12-$30. Most formulas last 1-2 weeks depending on condition and recommended dosage. A new patient visit is required for herbal recommendations. If you are afraid of needles, alternative modalities can be substituted for the first treatment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Treatment Packages:

5-Day Smoking Cessation Protocol
5 treatments over the course of 1 week to help you quit smoking
$310 – New Patients
$270 – Established

8-Week Weight Loss Protocol
8 weekly treatments to fight cravings & weekly ear-seed application
$590 – New Patients
$480 – Established Patients

INSURANCE

Medicare

Unfortunately, Medicare does not yet cover acupuncture services.

We directly bill PPO insurance plans. We no longer contract with companies requiring a middleman that handles claims. The reason for this is they offer low flat rates that do not cover consultation time for new or existing patients. Evaluations are necessary for proper treatment.

ASH
If you found us through American Specialty Health, or your PPO requires the provider to be enrolled with ASH, we are no longer contracted. American Specialty Health is a middleman that is required by some insurance companies to process claims. ASH reimburses providers at a much lower contracted rate (The difference of the co-pay and $41) and requires more paperwork and administrative review than worker’s compensation cases.

Additionally, it was a hassle wringing payment out of ASH after the fifth visit. A patients’ plan states they have 12-20 visits per year but are denied when they find something that works to resolve their back pain. Kaiser charges their members $125 for a follow-up acupuncture treatment, one that is limited from using points all over the body.

Sliding Scale

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sliding scale and bill insurance companies at the same time.

Call or email to verify the benefits and eligibility of your insurance plan.

Masuda Acupuncture Fee Policy

New Patient Intake Form Q2 2018

Additional Information:

HMO vs. PPO via Humana  https://www.humana.com/all-products/understanding-insurance/hmo-vs-ppo

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