- Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine22 West Padonia Rd. Suite A-203
Timonium, MD 21093
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Q & A
During your initial Consult with Cloud 9 Acupuncture we seek to fully examine your Chief Complaint or Primary Concern by reviewing your complete health history and determining if acupuncture is the right approach for your specific condition.
At Cloud 9, we are not limited to just acupuncture. We take a Integrative Medicine stance with advanced, cutting edge medical technology to use with our patients such as Electroacupuncture, ATP Resonance Bio Therapy™, Transdermal Chinese Herbs, Dry Needling, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and quality tested CBD products for pain management. The Consult is designed to outline your unique treatment plan for the best clinical outcomes in treating your medical condition.
If insurance is being considered to help cover the costs of your treatment we use the Consult to review your exact insurance coverage and determine any covered benefits under your individual insurance policy prior to your commitment to the treatment plan so you have all the information you need to move forward with your care plan.
With the onset of cold weather, we are in our busiest time of the year. Please share this with someone you love that could benefit from acupuncture for Pain Management.
Since acupuncture is considered alternative medicine and non-drug therapy, you may have questions about whether your insurance policy will cover such a method of treatment. It’s known as an effective form of treatment for various conditions, including chronic pain, migraines, fertility, and even weight loss. Therefore, many people seeking relief in these areas are willing to give acupuncture a go. Still, there could be more clarity when it comes to insurance coverage.
How Much is Acupuncture without Insurance?
There are a lot of variables in the cost of acupuncture, with and without insurance. The fees at each acupuncture clinic will range, depending on the service you’re receiving and other factors. Typically, the range is about $50 and up to $150. Cigna, Humana, Aetna, United Health Care, Landmark, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are insurance companies that will sometimes cover acupuncture.
Insurance Coverage at Cloud 9
Although most people don’t, some will require a referral from your primary care physician depending on your individual insurance policy. The amount of the co-pay will vary, starting at $0 and including $15, $20, $30, or $40. Acupuncture is not always a covered benefit under every insurance policy. However, patients are often surprised to find out their plan does cover acupuncture as an additional wellness benefit.
Depending on your individual insurance policy, some patients will be required to pay an annual deductible. Occasionally, an individual insurance policy will waive the deductible for acupuncture services. Out of network patients pay full price and seek direct reimbursement payment from their insurance company. We are approved participating providers in network with all forms of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, and Aetna insurances.
How to Review Your Insurance Policy
The Cloud 9 team is here to help answer any questions about insurance coverage. In addition, we encourage our patients to verify their acupuncture benefit coverage under their individual insurance policy and we’ll help you understand the fine print and what it all means for your treatment. Cloud 9’s biller will outline the following:
- Whether or not acupuncture is a covered benefit under your current individual insurance policy, and if there are any exclusions to this acupuncture coverage in the fine print.
- Co-pay or Co-insurance expected payment at the time of service.
- Deductible, whether or not it’s been met and if not, how much of the yearly deductible remains, or if the deductible is waived for acupuncture services. Usually, once the deductible has been met, the patient is only responsible for the co-pay and/or the co-insurance payment each visit.
- Whether pre-authorization is needed prior to initial treatment.
- Approved number of visits per year, and the beginning of the year for this individual policy.
To verify acupuncture insurance benefits before your session, please give us a call at 443-521-3583 or email the following info to: acupunctureByLaura@gmail.com:
- Which insurance company your policy is with (We are an approved provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, and Aetna).
- Your full name and Date of Birth, and the Primary policy holder’s full name and Date of Birth (if not you).
- The Insurance Member ID # on the front of the insurance card.
- Provider Tel. # on the back of the card.
If you do not have insurance, we take Health Savings Accounts, Medical Flex Spending, Visa, MC, Discover, personal checks and cash.
Check out the Zoom Video link below “7 Questions You Need to Ask Your Acupuncturist”
with our Acupuncturists, Jaeok, Nancy, Kelly, Laura & Emily.
Lately we’ve had a huge surge in New Patients. Most of these patients are completely new to acupuncture, some are not. Some saw another acupuncturist years ago for a few visits perhaps. One of my takeaways as one of the 6 acupuncturists here at Cloud 9 from the past few weeks is a reminder of just how powerful it can be to have a practitioner provide deep listening.
What do I mean by “Deep Listening?”
Many of our patients recently have said their peace and then looked at me with a soft smile and said, “wow, I feel like I’m talking to my therapist, but I’m more relaxed. I feel so much better.” Usually followed by, “Does anyone else ever tell you that?”
The answer is Yes. Many times. The reason patients have this healing experience so often is because we set a supportive environment where patients can bring any of their concerns or life difficulties to the table to be tended to. As an acupuncturist, I was also given years of training as a Wellness Coach, giving mindset shifting tools to carefully craft and curate for each individual patient at hand.
That’s not to take away from a psychologist or therapist. We refer out to therapists all the time and we respect the amazing work they do. At the same time, we acknowledge that acupuncture brings healing to what the Ancient Chinese described as “Body/Mind/Spirit” and we tend our patients knowing that what ails the mind will show up in the body, and what ails the body will weigh heavily on the mind. We are here to tend you by looking at you holistically (and as a whole).
I look forward to seeing you on the table soon, so we can continue to help you Find Peace, and Bring Your (maybe not so broken?) Pieces back together.
Check out a few of our Acupuncturists discuss Questions such as:
Does Acupuncture Work?
Why Did Kelly Become an Acupuncturist?
What’s Kelly’s Favorite Acupuncture Point?
What are Kelly’s Favorite Conditions to Treat?
Kelly is in Timonium on Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-3pm
Is White Marsh better for you? Check out our New Acupuncturists Nancy & Jaeok!