Dry needling

Dry needling is considered a variant of trigger point injections with medications. It is a technique where needles are inserted (no medications are injected) directly into trigger point locations, as opposed to the distant points or meridians used in acupuncture.

Authorization requirements


Is authorization required?

How do I get pre-authorization?

Yes

L&I (State fund):
Call the provider hotline (800-848-0811)

Self-insured:
Contact the employer

Related information on coverage and treatment

Dry needling follows the same rules as for trigger point injections in WAC 296-20-03001(14).

Billing and payment policies

Related rules

 

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