Is acupuncture covered by Medicare?

Traditional Medicare Supplements (also known as Medigap plans) do not cover acupuncture either. These plans will help pay the left over costs once Medicare has paid their share so if it’s not covered by Medicare then the Medigap plan will not pay either.

Medigap plans do cover chiropractic care. Medigap plan “C” and plan “F” cover 100% of your Part B deductible and will also pay the 20% coinsurance. Combined with Medicare there will be no charge for any medically necessary chiropractic work.

ome plans in Maine and New Hampshire do offer coverage for these treatments and More!

Some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans will reimburse you for certain services not covered by Original Medicare. These include Acupuncture, Dental, Fitness Benefits, and Naturopathic Services. Since Part C plans are not standardized, each plan can offer a very different set of fees and benefits. Plans that have these wellness benefits are rare but worth searching for if that is a high priority. Chiropractic is usually available with a Medicare Advantage plan but how much you will pay can vary by plan.