Acupuncture and MSP

As of January 1st, 2017, the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP) has undergone changes to the fee structure of premium payments.

For those lower income households who are under MSP Premium Assistance, MSP may cover $23 per acupuncture treatment, up to a limit of 10 visits per year (with the 10 visit limit being shared by acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, and non-surgical podiatry).

The main change that affects acupuncture treatment is that more people may qualify for the MSP Premium Assistance plan. The new annual family income limit has been raised to $42,000 (up from $30,000). Rates are calculated on the previous tax year, so if you think you may now qualify, more info on MSP Premium Assistance can be found here.