As of April 1, 2019, ICBC allows us to bill acupuncture treatments directly to ICBC for individuals that have an open claim with ICBC and have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
ICBC has outlined that there is a specific fee amount associated with a patient’s assessment visit and a separate fee amount for each treatment thereafter.
- Initial Visit & Report: $107
- Subsequent Visits: $90 per treatment
- Number of Preauthorized Treatments: 12
ICBC states that:
“ICBC customers (patients) who choose to visit a health care practitioner that charges a higher rate than what ICBC funds under accident benefits (indicated above), will not be able to recover the user fees from ICBC for claims with a date of loss on or after April 1, 2019. This will mean that the patient is responsible for paying the user fee portion, which they may submit to their private health insurer for consideration of coverage. Treatments are based on sessions provided and fees reflect fair market rate for a standard industry visit. Treatment frequency will be based on clinical recommendations and should reflect best practice. However, multiple sessions provided by the same discipline, on the same day, will not be funded.”
With ICBC acupuncture, you are guaranteed 12 acupuncture sessions, paid for by ICBC within 12 weeks of the accident. No doctor referral is required. We just need your ICBC claim number.
Interested in an ICBC acupuncture session? Book your appointment with us today at our Vancouver clinic.