Why doesn't Medicare cover the cost of acupuncture?

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

Medigap plans cover chiropractic care. Medigap plan ā€œCā€ and plan ā€œFā€ 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