Acupuncture & Asian Medicine

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Acupuncture and Insurance:

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Acupuncturists at Kunlun Mountain Acupuncture are in-network providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Health Management, and Conifer Health Solutions (Anne Arundel Medical) and will submit claims on your behalf directly to these insurers if your health plan includes acupuncture benefits.  We can help you to determine what your acupuncture benefit is and whether it has condition or visit limitations.  You will be responsible for paying your deductible or co-pay / co-insurance at the time of service.

Additionally, we will submit claims to your out of network health insurer (ex. United Health, etc.) if you believe you have acupuncture benefits, but we are unable to verify benefits for these plans – you must do this yourself. You will be responsible for paying the full fee at the time of service but will receive an out of network reimbursement check from your insurer for their allowable amount.

Acupuncture is currently not a mandated benefit in Maryland.  This means that while many health insurers, including the Maryland Health Exchange, may offer plans that include acupuncture benefits, it is up to your employer to choose one such plan. Larger employers may offer you a choice of several plans that vary in monthly premium price. Typically, acupuncture is excluded from plans with lower premiums – in other words, you get what you pay for.  We encourage you to ask your HR directors to choose plans that include acupuncture benefits – unless they hear from you, they may not even know this benefit is important to you.

Description of AOM Services:

Annapolis Acupuncture Fire RoomNew Patient Comprehensive Evaluations (one and a half to two hours): are recommended for patients whom wish to address multiple conditions, conditions that have become chronic (ie. back pain from an injury that occurred 6 months ago or longer), or whom have a history of complicated or significant health issues such as auto-immune disorders or oncology, etc. This appointment includes a detailed review of your current and past health conditions, a 20 – 30 minute Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, and other such physical evaluations, such as tongue or hara abdominal diagnosis, that the provider feels is necessary to complete a comprehensive treatment plan. The evaluation will be followed by an initial needle treatment. Your provider will discuss with you a detailed summary of findings along with a treatment plan that includes acupuncture follow-up suggestions, Chinese nutrition and herbal supplement coaching, and exercise and lifestyle changes that will support your treatment goal.

New Patient Acute Condition Evaluations (60 minutes): are recommended for patients whom have an immediate, acute condition that requires immediate, short-term treatment such as a recent injury, breech presentation of your baby, or labor induction. We will briefly discuss your specific condition and any relevant health history that applies to it, followed by a needle treatment. Should you decide in the future to continue treatment beyond the acute condition treatment plan created by you and your provider, we offer a “transitional” evaluation appointment.

Follow-up Treatment (45 – 60 minutes): This treatment option is for established patients. Your acupuncturists will consult with you and conduct shortened diagnostic procedures such as pulse or tongue evaluation to determine treatment progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. Services rendered during follow-up treatments may include the needling or application of moxabustion on acupuncture points, cupping, gua sha, or Asian based manual therapies such as shiatsu, thai bodywork, or zero balancing.

New Patient Vacation Care Evaluation and Treatment (60+ minutes): This treatment option is for new patients whom are already receiving routine acupuncture care from a provider outside of the Annapolis metropolitan area. Whether you are visiting your relatives for the summer, on an extended vacation in our area, or just in town for a conference and need an emergency treatment, this service is for you. Your acupuncturist will conduct a limited evaluation to check for medical contraindications or red flags, and will follow the treatment plan recommended by your current acupuncture provider. This treatment requires that we are able to contact your current acupuncture prior to treatment or we are able review the prescribed treatment plan of your current acupuncture provider. To book this service, please call our office so that we are able to gather all of the necessary paperwork from your current provider prior to seeing you in the office. Additional follow-up treatments will be billed at the “Follow-up Treatment” price.

Auricular Acupuncture AnnapolisGroup Acupuncture & Meditation (45 minutes): This treatment option is available for established and new patients. Patients will relax on yoga mats or chairs in the public meditation space within the clinic. The acupuncturist will place up to five auricular (ear) needles in each ear. There are over 100 auricular acupuncture points. A specific set of five points that are appropriate for whole body detoxification, inflammation reduction, pain relief and hormonal regulations will be applied to new patients. The acupuncturist may vary these five points for established patients based upon that patient’s current treatment plan. A short meditative reading or audio clip will be offered and patients will relax for 30 minutes with needles in place. Walk-ins are welcome, though space is limited. We recommend you call on your way to determine space availability. Sorry, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

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