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L&I Proposing Rule to Allow Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 438 | 0 | 99 min read

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries is proposing a rule that will allow the agency and self-insured employers to pay for acupuncture to treat injured workers’ low back pain. Under the proposed rule, acupuncture treatment would be limited to a maximum of 10 visits and could be used to treat only low back pain related to an accepted condition on a claim. The maximum cost per visit would be $107.78. “Other conditions may be considered at a later date based on the best available scientific and clinical evidence,” the department said in a notice posted in th...

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