Spokane Acupuncture, LLC

Insurance Coverage

Health insurance: No referral is required from your primary care physician.  Call your insurance company to verify that your policy covers acupuncture.

Auto accidents: Motor vehicle injuries are generally covered by the auto insurance policy's P.I.P. (personal injury) component.  Call your insurance agent to verify what your P.I.P. coverage is. No referral is required.  Our office will submit billing to your auto insurance if you have P.I.P. coverage, and in most cases there is no cost to the insured patient until the P.I.P. coverage is exhausted.

 In-Network Insurance Companies: Dr. Running is a preferred provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Choice Health
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO via First Choice Health
  • Lifewise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan (Via Premera or First Choice Health)
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Uniform Medical Plan

Out-of-Network Companies:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare

Excluded Companies: Our office will not bill AmeriBen, Ambetter, Asuris Northwest, or Coordinated Care.  We can provide you a standardized receipt to assist you in self-billing these companies.

Medicare: Medicare does not cover acupuncture.  Secondary policies to Medicare may cover acupuncture if it is billed by a medicare provider (M.D., D.O., N.P., etc.).  Secondary insurance requires a claim denial from medicare before they will provide coverage.  It is not possible for our office to obtain a claim denial from medicare in order to bill a secondary insurance, because medicare will not accept a claim from our provider type (L.Ac., E.A.M.P.).

Medicaid: Medicaid does not cover acupuncture.

Tricare: Tricare does not cover acupuncture.