Alaska insurance updates

As the year draws to a close, I’m happy to report some good news for Alaskans: I’m now in network with more local insurance companies under the banner of Alta Natural Medicine.

Alaskans covered by Blue Cross, First Choice, Multiplan and Beech Street can now see me as a preferred provider — meaning you get the most out of your insurance plan. Moda paperwork is all but finalized, and I expect to be officially in network in early February 2023. We’re still waiting to hear back from Aetna, but hope to report good news on those fronts soon.

Also, it appears that Alaska Medicaid rules are different than Oregon’s — which is great news for folks with those plans. While I am not a preferred provider there and won’t be able to bill your insurance, I am able still to see you. If you have questions about cost, contact me directly and we’ll discuss the best way to proceed.

If you’ve got other coverage, have no fear. Your insurance plan should be clear about out-of-network expenses, but you can also use this form to learn how they’ll reimburse you for our visits. On the clinic’s end, we can either bill insurance for you or we can offer a substantial discount plus all the paperwork you’ll need to get reimbursed directly. I’ve been a patient in both scenarios, and it’s all much simpler than it may sound.

For those who have no insurance all, please get in touch. I offer deep discounts for payment at time of service.

You can find more details on using your insurance with Alta Natural Medicine on the insurance answers page.

Ready to book your appointment? Click here to get started. I look forward to seeing you soon!


—Dr. Orna


P.S. Got questions about accessing naturopathic medicine through Medicare? It’s super confusing and you’re not alone. I’ve got a longer write up about it here.


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