Welcome! Blog Moved On-site!
Okay, I'm finally doing what should have been done long ago and moving my blog to my website. My blog goes back to 2008 in its original Blogspot home which you can find HERE:
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But from now on my Blog has a happy new home here! On my website! Its novel, right?
Announcements for July 2013
All Ways Wellness Program LaunchFind Your Well
I am very excited to launch my new All Ways Wellness Program this month. Easily the best way to maintain your health, decrease stress and inflammation, and keep you feeling your best by putting the preventative power of Chinese Medicine to work just for you.
I firmly believe that Chinese Medicine including regular herbs and acupuncture, combined with a basic supplement regime, is THE WAY to Find Your Well(ness) and keep it - that's my plan and it has worked for years. Did you know that before I had children - and was exposed to the especially lethal concoction of germs that is daycare - I hadn't had a cold for close to a decade? And my father (who keeps up a similar plan) at 80 years of age often gets mistaken for someone in his mid 60's. In his mid-70's a friend of mind actually demanded his ID at a gathering because he was so unconvinced of my father's advanced years.
I am truly convinced that good diet, good supplementation and regular Chinese Medicine are the key to decreasing and managing stress, decreasing inflammation, anti-aging and longevity.
Therefore, I developed my All Ways Wellness Program to make it a little easier. Essentially, if you book a recurring monthly appointment I have put together a customizable basic supplement regime for $66 additional per month to help you stay on top of the basics and Find Your Well. This includes a monthly:
Price Increase - first in a long long time
Unfortunately, inflation has caught up with me and it is time for me to increase my rates. Considering that I haven't done this since 2007, I think you'll agree that its high time.
Prices are going up approximately 10% starting July 1st, which equates to about $5 per service on average. Some of the higher priced services (such as Facial or Cosmetic Acupuncture) will go up a little more.
All of the prices listed on my website reflect an average 20% payment at time of service discount, meaning that if your treatment is billed to insurance full fees apply.
For a full list of fees and changes click HERE. If you have questions you can email me using THIS link or call (503)445-8888 x1 and I will be happy to answer your questions.
If your treatments are currently billed to insurance your copayment may increase slightly, but most likely the difference will be $2-3 or, if you have a flat copayment, there will be no difference at all.
Insurance reimbursement rates and calculations are kind of all over the place right now as we wait for the Health Care Act to come into fuller effect next year - Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped their acupuncture reimbursement rates by 13% this year (out of fear, I can almost guarantee) and Kaiser (through CHP) and ODS dropped rates as well. I do not know what will happen next year, we'll just have to see, but rest assured I will keep you informed if your individual out of pocket costs change.
That's all for now! Have a wonderful Friday and great remainder to your weekend!
Rebecca M H Kitzerow is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in La Center, Washington. With over a decade of experience she has won 10 Nattie consumer choice awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine since 2014.