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Insurance Information

In Network Plans:

I am currently in network with United Health Group (UHG).  If you have acupuncture coverage through either a UHG plan or a UHG medicare supplement plan, I will process claims for you.  If you're unsure whether or not your plan has acupuncture coverage, call me at (913) 204-1228.  Make sure you have your card handy, I'll get some information from you so we can determine your coverage status.  Please note: I do have Sunday hours and, generally, UHG's call center is not open on Sunday, so please give me a call in advance if you're planning on a Sunday appointment.

Medicare/Medicaid:

At this time neither Missouri nor Kansas medicaid cover acupuncture.  Acupuncture is also not covered by medicare, but some private medicare supplement plans do offer coverage.

HRA/HSA/FSA Plans:

Acupuncture is always a covered benefit on HSA, HRA and FSA plans.  Usually these plans will issue a credit card which I can process.  If you have a plan that does not issue a card, I can provide a superbill for reimbursement purposes.

Out Of Network Plans:

If you have out of network acupuncture coverage on your insurance plan, I will submit claims for you.  Please make sure to call ahead if you're planning on a Sunday appointment so that I can call your insurance provider to confirm coverage and get billing information.

Veterans:

Because I'm in network with UHG, I also participate in the VA's Community Care Network administered by Optum Physical Health.  I've been in contact with both the VA and Optum, my understanding as of August 2019 is that the Kansas/Missouri region of the Community Care Network doesn't go live until January 2020.  Please check back here or give me a call (913-204-1228) if you have questions.

Worker's Comp/Auto Injury:

I will submit claims for Worker's Comp and auto injury.  Again, please call during the week with your information if you're planning on a Sunday appointment.