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ICBC Changes to Insurance

ICBC changes to insurance

“The provincial government has announced changes to control rates and increase care for those injured in a crash, with more money for the treatment and support they need to get better… “

Details available at https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/ICBC-changes-to-insurance.aspx

Source: https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/ICBC-changes-to-insurance.aspx ,Mar 26. 2019

About Pre-authorized Acupuncture treatments

Patients will have a set number (12) of preauthorized treatments available within the first 12 weeks following a crash occurring on or after April 1, 2019. All it takes is for your to provide your ICBC case claim number.

Fees

Effective April 1, 2019, the provincial government has updated the treatment fees that ICBC will cover for care and treatment after a crash. For acupuncture

​Current state
​Assessment visit (usually also include the actual acupuncture treatment) ​$105 55 min session
​Standard treatment ​$88 ​45 min session
​Pre-authorized number of treatments ​0 ​12*

Source:

https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/invoicing-and-reporting.aspx ,Mar 26. 2019

https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/Acupuncturists.aspx, Mar 26. 2019

What if my accident happened before April 1, 2019 or if I needed more treatment than that?

You may still be eligible for ICBC coverage if you are approved by your ICBC adjuster. Normally that will require a doctor’s note (doctor’s referral) and we will communicate to your ICBC adjuster for your behalf to confirm coverage prior to your acupuncture sessions. To complete this process, please provide us your personal health number (Care Card), ICBC claim number, your adjuster’s name and contact info.

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