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Insurance Committee Report

This past year has been challenging, but we have still managed to get a few things done. In January 2020 CMS announced the decision to include acupuncture benefits to Medicare patients for chronic low back pain. They will cover 12 visits in a 90-day period with an...

Survey from UW on Acupuncture and Telehealth

The following was sent to us by a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington: With growing concern and unrest in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, there is no better time to come together as a community and gain perspective on the acupuncture...

State Guidelines for Reopening Our Offices Now Available

Guidelines from the New Mexico Department of Health for reopening our practices are out at last, as of yesterday, May 20, 2020.  We know that a number of DOMs had been calling the DOH without getting any clear answers. There was a lot of conflicting information, and...

NMSAAM Insurance Survey Results by Amanda Wheat, DOM

A total of 63 DOMs responded to the survey. The majority of the DOMs who responded bill insurance for more than half of their patients. Most of those who don’t accept insurance stated it is because of closed panels and because of presumed hassles associated with...