1.08.2010

Sounds promising...

I've mentioned a few times that I'm interested in trying acupuncture for IF, but I've never actually gone because it's expensive and we just don't have the extra cash right now.

Well, today I checked out my new insurance benefits and found out that acupuncture is COVERED. I have to have a referral from my primary doctor and it has to be determined to be "medically necessary" though. I'm not sure what that means for me. I know my doctor will give me a referral if I ask for it, but how can acupuncture ever really be "medically necessary"? And what actually counts as medically necessary?

I guess I will just have to go to the doctor and ask her my questions. At least I have a little hope that I can try it.

7 comments:

elephantscanremember said...

Same here. My insurance covers it, but if it is medically necessary. Maybe I can finagle an excuse from my NPRE this week.

E said...

Yeah, I wonder what "medically necessary" means.

It would be neat to try!!

Lookingforaplussign said...

I think it will be considered medically necessary for endo. Congrats if insurance will pick up the cost!

Kitty said...

Ooh good point about the endo. I was thinking since I still get nasty cramps I might say it's for pain too :)

-my husband grows cotton- said...

That is awesome! At least SOMETHING is covered!

M said...

Woo hoo! Go for it.

I did it once during my IVF cycle and it wasn't bad at all.

Steph O. said...

Just saying hi! I'm glad you got your Wii, I got a fit & LOVE it. Totally addictive isn't it? (what's the worst that happens if they don't have a cover?)