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Acupuncture Services Restored

July 20, 2016

Acupuncture services will be restored as Medi-Cal benefits, effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2016. Details and changes to the provider manual will be reflected in a future Medi-Cal Update.

The likely acupuncture services codes and rates will be as follows:

CPT-4 Code Description Rate
97810 Acupuncture, one or more needles; without electrical stimulation, initial 15 minutes of personal one-on-one contact with the patient $  5.79
97811 without electrical stimulation, each additional 15 minutes of personal one-on-one contact with the patient, with re-insertion of needle(s)    5.79
97813 with electrical stimulation, initial 15 minutes of personal one-on-one contact with the patient    5.79
97814 with electrical stimulation, each additional 15 minutes of personal one-on-one contact with the patient, with re-insertion of needle(s)    5.79