Insurance Coverage

Please verify insurance coverage before your visit. You can do that by calling your insurance company and verifying that the following providers are covered on your plan:

  • Elias Kass, ND, tax ID 27-3741565, NPI 1245546100

We cannot verify benefits for you.

Commercial Plans

Dr Kass is contracted with most commercial plans in Washington, including Regence, Premera/Lifewise, First Choice (including Kaiser PPO), and Aetna. He is not contracted with Cigna, or Kaiser HMO (also known as Core plans). 

If you purchased your plan through the Marketplace (Washington Healthplanfinder), please confirm that Dr Kass is listed as a primary care provider (PCP) on your plan -- Molina Marketplace plans should be fine.

Medicaid/Apple Health/DSHS

Dr Kass is contracted with DSHS (open coupon), Molina, Amerigroup, Coordinated Care, and Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW).

CHPW (Community Health Plan of Washington) requires a referral from the patient’s primary care provider. This referral must be faxed by your baby’s PCP to CHPW (fax number: 206-652-7076). When CHPW approves it, they will fax an approval back to your PCP. Your PCP should fax that approval to us (fax number: 855-897-3364). We must have this approval before you schedule an appointment.

UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans are a dicey proposition. Please call the number on your card and double check coverage. Generally plans administered by NPN, HMSO, etc, do not cover NDs.

If you would like to change your Medicaid plan, you can do so through WAProviderOne.org -- primary care patients are requested to have Molina.

Health Share Plans

We are happy to provide invoices for health care cost sharing plans, just let us know what you need.

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY

  • Does my plan cover naturopathic medicine or services rendered by a naturopathic physician?

  • Is my doctor a preferred (in network) provider?

  • Is my doctor designated a primary care provider or a specialist?

  • If they are not in network, do I have out-of-network coverage? How will my care be covered out-of-network?

  • Do I need a pre-authorization? Do I need a referral?

  • Do I have a deductible, and how much is remaining?

  • At what percentage will my insurance cover my care? What is my co-insurance?

  • How much do I pay at each visit (co-pay)?

  • What are my preventive benefits?

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