TriWest Alliance Provider

TriWest Alliance We received super exciting news. As of 4-29 (although we just got the notification), Dr Vickery is now a TriWest Alliance Provider! Who is TriWest Alliance? If you know what that means, you’re probably a veteran or family member. If you don’t know what this means, well you can probably guess now. Yes, […]

You Wonder Why Health Care Costs Are So High?

I try to keep up with what’s happening in the larger world of healthcare, as well as my smaller world of acupuncture. And this blog wandered across my desk – and stopped me dead in my tracks. This is terrifying for any practitioner and a real world reminder for all of us, patients and practitioners. […]

I have the BEST patients!

Upon receiving her (first – she’s a new patient) billing statement, one patient looked at the adjustments column and said “What’s this?”  I told her that they are the contractual adjustments I make because I am an in-network provider with her insurance.  She was incensed – not at me, at the tiny tiny amount the […]

Insurance

For more and more patients, insurance paying for acupuncture is the make or break deciding factor. I am pleased to announce that, through OptumHealth Physical Health of California, I will be a participating acupuncture provider for the following companies beginning 16th January 2010.