Many insurance companies are starting to cover at least some of the costs for more widely accepted complementary and integrative methods. For example, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and massage are most often covered. If you are interested in trying some type of complementary therapy, contact your insurance company to find out what your plan covers. You may want to ask them:
If possible, get your doctor to write you a referral or a recommendation for the complementary therapy you want to use. Many insurance companies require that the method be shown to be reasonable and medically necessary, and it may help later on to have your doctor’s recommendation.
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Paying for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches. Accessed at https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/paying-for-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches on August 20, 2021.
Last Revised: August 25, 2021