L.A. Care covers acupuncture services to prevent, change, or relieve the perception of severe, ongoing chronic pain resulting from a generally recognized medical condition.

Outpatient acupuncture services, with or without electric stimulation of needles, are limited to 2 services per month in combination with audiology, chiropractic, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services when provided by a doctor, dentist, podiatrist, or acupuncturist.
Limits do not apply to children under age 21.

L.A. Care may pre-approve (prior authorize) more services as medically necessary.

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