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Michigan Attorney General recommends insurance coverage for acupuncture

22 Sep 2017 12:59 PM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

In response to the opioid crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette joined 36 other attorneys general in urging the health care industry to promote the use of physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic as an alternative to opioid drugs for pain.


The undersigned State Attorneys General are sending you this letter to urge America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to take proactive steps to encourage your members to review their payment and coverage policies and revise them, as necessary and appropriate, to encourage healthcare providers to prioritize non-opioid pain management options over opioid prescriptions for the treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain.


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When patients seek treatment for any of the myriad conditions that cause chronic pain, doctors should be encouraged to explore and prescribe effective non-opioid alternatives, ranging from non-opioid medications (such as NSAIDs) to physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care.


20170918_NAAG-Opioid-Letter-to-AHIP.pdf

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