Are there state regulations governing the reimbursement by...

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Are there state regulations governing the reimbursement by health insurers for receiving care from "Holistic Practicioners"?

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Dan Tobin, M.D. is the CEO of Care Support of America, a national service providing telephonic and local nurse counsel to adult children caring for aging parents. Dr. Tobin is the author of books and articles focused on the practical and positive aspects of family caregiving.

Each state has a Department of Insurance that does regulate insurance practices within that state. To find the number for any particular state one can go to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (web site and click on the individual state to see a listing for the Insurance Commissioner and contact information for that state's Department of Insurance. From there you will find a "consumer assistance number" in your state. Some insurance companies offer reimbursement for certain holistic therapies so it is worth it to inquire.