Naturopathic Doctor Insurance Coverage
Does My Insurance cover Naturopathic Doctors?
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs), within the state of Oregon, as well as other states, are considered primary care physicians (PCPs). Through dedication, hard work, and positive patient response, Naturopathic medicine and massage therapy, have gained recognition. Presently in Oregon, most major health insurance carriers consider NDs as PCPs, offering benefits through alternative health care plans. Due to the popularity and respect NDs have built through individualized, preventative, and specialized health care provisions, insurance carriers have met the demands of the population, thus including additional health benefits to their patients.
Most providers at Renū Progressive Medicine are currently contracted with the following health insurance carriers: Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Premera, Bridgespan, Providence, Aetna, Cigna, HealthNet, United, PacificSource, Moda, and CHP/Kaiser.
In-Network Vs. Out-of-Network: What does this mean for my insurance coverage?
When a physician is an “in-network” provider, you, for the most part, get better coverage (you don’t have to pay as much). When a physician is “out-of-network”, your coverage is less (you have to pay more). As long as your insurance covers naturopathic doctors and/or acupuncturists and/or massage therapists, you are most likely able to get a percentage of coverage from your insurance company. Coverage will vary from insurance company as well as the plan you have chosen. It is important to contact either your insurance carrier or medical billing at Renū Progressive Medicine to determine your benefits.
If you are not a provider for my insurance, can I get coverage?
As mentioned above, if your insurance health plan covers alternative care (Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapy, etc.), you are most likely awarded some benefits through your insurance company. The coverage will vary. Contact your insurance company today for the details.