Medicare does not cover acupuncture. Remember Medicare offers some coverage for physical, occupational, and speech therapy but no acupuncture as of yet.
Under Original Medicare, you will pay 100% of the costs for acupuncture treatment.
Medicare usually won’t cover services that aren’t “medically necessary,” and, currently, acupuncture isn’t covered under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. If you have Original Medicare, you’d likely pay for acupuncture services out-of-pocket. If you’re planning to see an acupuncturist, it’s important to ask about the costs of the first and follow-up appointments, if there is a sliding scale based on income, how many appointments are necessary, and about additional costs.