California Adds Acupuncture to Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines
By Tina Beychok, Associate Editor of Acupuncture Today Magazine
New changes to the administrative guidelines for the state of California that govern appropriate treatment for workers’ compensation cases now include acupuncture as part of an acceptable medical regimen. As of June 15, 2007, workers injured on the job can receive acupuncture treatment as part of their compensation. This means claims for acupuncture treatment for such patients can no longer be denied by insurance companies based solely on efficacy.