Does ACC cover acupuncture?
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) includes acupuncture within the suite of allied health treatment modalities.
How much does ACC pay for acupuncture?
Is there an ACC surcharge or additional payment for treatments? Yes, if your injury is covered by ACC then you will be asked to pay a co-payment. ACC co-payments is $22 per appointment for physiotherapy and $10 for acupuncture. There are also additional charges for materials such as strapping tape, exercise bands etc.
Does ACC pay for treatment?
Treatment we can help pay for
ACC can help pay for a range of medical, health and treatment costs if we cover your injury. You may have to pay for part of your treatment costs.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance NZ?
Acupuncture is covered under the “The Wellbeing Plan” which allows for up to $400-00 per year for acupuncture treatment.
What ACC does not cover?
Your injury must be because of an accident
. We don’t cover: illness, sickness, or contagious diseases, eg measles. stress, hurt feelings or other emotional issues.
Are chiropractors covered by ACC?
Is chiropractic care covered under ACC or health insurance? Yes! If you have been injured and it meets the ACC requirements, ACC does cover a portion of your care (a surcharge applies). There is no need for a GP referral as we can provide the paperwork needed and take care of the claim for you.
How much will ACC pay me?
Payments we’ll make to people who are injured if they can’t work because of their injury. We’ll pay up to 80% of a person’s weekly income before the injury prevented them from being able to work. of up to 80% of your earnings.
Does ACC pay for physio?
ACC only pays physiotherapists a small portion of the full cost of treatment, therefore a surcharge is required to cover the shortfall paid from ACC. Surcharges may vary according to clinic location and the qualifications and expertise of the physiotherapist.
Does ACC pay for MRI?
Working With ACC
If you have an ACC covered injury, the cost of your specialist assessment is fully covered, as is any high-tech imaging (MRI and CT scans for example).
What can I claim from ACC?
If we cover your injury we can help with aids and equipment, childcare and education, transport, accommodation, and counselling and therapy.
How long does an ACC claim last?
A claim is when your health provider applies to us for cover of an injury on your behalf. for you. Claims can be made up to 12 months after your injury. We may still consider claims made after this time if there’s a good reason for the claim not being made sooner.
How do I make an ACC sensitive claim?
To lodge a sensitive claim: use the Read code SN571 (Sexual Abuse), or use ‘Z’ and add any other relevant injury codes as needed. write ‘sensitive claim’ in the accident description field.
Is acupuncture free in NZ?
New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine yesterday announced that that it would re-open its Supervised Acupuncture Clinics from May 25 till December 4, 2020.
What is the cost of acupuncture in NZ?
Fees & ACC
|Standard Consultation and treatment||1 hour||$80|
|Natural Fertility Consultation and treatment||3 x 1 hour||$220|
|Pregnancy Consultation and treatment||1 hour||$80|
What can I get acupuncture for?
Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting.
- Dental pain.
- Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.
- Labor pain.
- Low back pain.
- Neck pain.
- Menstrual cramps.