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Hank Barru, RN, L.Ac.

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I'm an in-network provider with Aetna, Cigna, CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield, Johns Hopkins Health Care, and United Healthcare.

Note: Coverage for acupuncture varies widely from plan to plan. Contact your insurance plan to find out what is covered, if deductibles apply, and if there are any restrictions. For example, some plans will only approve acupuncture for anesthesia, or limit the number of yearly visits.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Medicare itself does NOT pay for acupuncture services. However, some Medicare Supplemental or Medicare Advantage plans offer acupuncture as an "extra" service. Again, ask your plan what they cover.

Unfortunately, TriCare does not pay for acupuncture at this time. Hopefully this will change going forward.

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