Is acupuncture covered by BCBS? Provider is in network. Help!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by Saoirse3, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Saoirse3

    Saoirse3 Member

    I admit to not being the brightest crayon in the box when it comes to insurance, as I have Medicare and BCBS. I looked up our BCBS on my husband's employee portal and it listed Dr. Muller as being a preferred provider and gave me a National Provider ID. But when I called BCBS, they said they don't cover acupuncture! Did I miss something here? Why would a doctor be a preferred provider if the service isn't covered? I am SO confused! Should I go and submit the forms anyway, and see what happens? Or just be resigned that I have to pay 100%. Where's House when I need him? lol!
  2. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member

    I believe Jam gets her acupuncture under medicare HOWEVER it has to go under "physical therapy treatment". My Aetna covers it under physical therapy however come january it's not covered under my new insurance, United.