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… “1
About Pre-authorized Acupuncture treatments
Patients will have 12 pre-authorized treatments available within the first 12 weeks following a crash occurring on or after April 1, 2019. To get treatment, all it takes is your ICBC case claim number.
Effective April 1, 2019, the provincial government has updated the treatment fees that ICBC will cover for care and treatment after a crash. 2 3
|Assessment visit (usually also include the actual acupuncture treatment) x 1||$105||55 min session|
|Standard treatment x 11||$88||45 min session|
|Total of 12 visits|
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.
1. https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/ICBC-changes-to-insurance.aspx ,Mar 26. 2019
2. https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/invoicing-and-reporting.aspx ,Mar 26. 2019
3. https://www.icbc.com/partners/health-services/Pages/Acupuncturists.aspx, Mar 26. 2019