Happy new year, means happy new resetting of insurance benefits! Let us know if anything has changed in your current policy, if you have a new policy, or if you have any questions.

    Here is some helpful information about new year, and the new you.

    What is a deductible?

    Your deductible is an amount of money, specified by your insurance company, that the insured must pay before the company will pay a claim.

    Visit Limits

    Some plans will offer coverage for a certain amount of annual visits to a licensed acupuncturist. For many plans the annual visit limit resets at the beginning of every year. Please ask your insurance company if you have a visit limit for acupuncture and whether or not those visits count towards your deductible.

    Buying Packages of Acupuncture Appointments

    If you have a deductible of $500 or more you may want to consider buying a package with us. You can purchase a set of acupuncture appointments with us at a discounted rate, all of which would count towards your deductible.

    For those who exceed their annual visit limit you may also want to consider purchasing a package of acupuncture appointments at a discounted rate so that you can continue your wellness visits.

    Most Importantly

    Please let us know when you’ve met your deductible. We do not have easy access to your EOB’s (explanation of benefits) due to the privacy of your insurance information. It is far easier for us to learn whether or not you’ve met your deductible if you let us know as soon as you can.

    FAQ

    Q: My receipt from Pekoe is different from the EOB (explanation of benefits) that I received from my insurance company. Why?

    A: Our purchasing system is not connected to the system(s) that insurance companies use to create EOB’s. Insurance lists codes for services on the EOB, while our receipts will only list the price you paid at the time of service. Different insurance companies pay different rates per code that we submit. We do not control what the insurance company pays.

    Q: How do you manage the processing of all this insurance information?

    A: We manage by employing a professional 3rd party biller.

    Q: I feel like I’m more confused after reading this post!

    A: Yes, insurance is confusing. That bottom line is that we do not know what insurance will pay for a service until the check is in-hand. If you have any further questions about your coverage please talk to your practitioner during your next visit.

    If you are curious about changing the details of your plan then here is an article we wrote about picking the best insurance plan for you!

    Contact Us

    (202) 408-4858

    info@pekoedc.net

     

    Open Hours

    Mon – Fri — 11:30am – 6:00pm
    Weekends — 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    By Appointment

    1410 9th Street NW #1
    Washington, DC  20001

    Pekoe Acupuncture
    5.0
    Based on 52 Reviews
    Natasha C.
    Natasha C.
    2019-10-05 09:18:32
    This review is for Dr. Minchu Chen. I've had chronic fatigue throughout the past year for multiple reasons. I woke up feeling tired, was unproductive at...
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    C G.
    2019-05-28 11:35:19
    REVIEW: ACUPUNCTURE WITH DR. CHENUPDATE: I would advise yelpers to read the reply from the business owner. I've also updated the review to emphasize the...
    Aurore L.
    Aurore L.
    2019-03-15 15:31:57
    I really love this place. I've been coming here for a few weeks now and just love the little inviting touches like warm tea available anytime you come in,...

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    Please make sure you read and understand our Cancelation Policy:

    To ensure fairness for our practitioners and other clients, we ask for 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Canceling or rescheduling within 24 hours of your appointment time, or missing the appointment, will result in a late cancelation fee of half the appointment value - discounts and insurance coverage do not apply. We may make exceptions for emergencies or illness, but encourage you to think ahead and give us as much advance notice as possible. Cancelling via email or phone message is acceptable even outside of business hours. Thanks for your cooperation!
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    COVID-19 Update

    Pekoe is open ONLY for Essential Acupuncture Services!
    Massage therapy and yoga instruction is suspended until further notice. 
    Essential visits treat any non-emergency condition that is affecting quality of life enough to motivate you to seek support. Our goal is to support your health and take even just the tiniest bit of pressure off the medical system as it is responding to increased emergency needs. 

    Examples of essential visits: 
    • You’re so panicked that you’re blowing through your Xanax at record speed. 
    • You haven’t slept in four days, and you know that sleep is one of the best things for immunity! 
    • Your back pain is so severe that you’re about to engage in an illegal activity in order to procure a remedy. 
    • Your allergies are so severe that you’re worried about an opportunistic infection... and you didn’t even get to enjoy the cherry blossoms. (We have a poster!) 
    • Your regular treatments for symptoms from Crohn's are vital to keeping you out of the hospital. 

    **Essential does NOT mean life-threatening emergency. Please go to the emergency room in that case. 

    We are also offering 30-minute virtual appointments to provide support and self-care recommendations if you prefer not to come in person. You may book online or by contacting us.  To reduce the possibility of transmission of infection, Pekoe is sanitizing the clinic on regular intervals and in-between clients, as well as spraying down treatment rooms, wait areas, and bathrooms.
    Please stay home if you have fever or a cough. If you aren’t sure if you should come in, please contact us to evaluate if in-person treatment is appropriate, and discuss any necessary precautions.
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