1. Bob VineyardPRO
    Founder, Georgia Medicare Plans, Atlanta,GA
    As a general rule, Medicare does not cover hypnotherapy. If your doctor or therapist recommends hypnosis for weight loss or smoking cessation, the treatment is not covered.

    But in some cases Medicare can pay for hypnotherapy. If hypnosis is used in conjunction with treatment for PTSD or pain management it may be a covered expense.
    Answered on May 6, 2013
  2. Peggy MacePRO
    President and Senior Agent, Outlook Life, Most of the U.S.
    Medicare can pay for hypnotherapy for a medical condition (such as intense and chronic pain) or a psychological condition (such as post traumatic stress disorder) that requires that type of treatment as a medical necessity. Normally, Medicare does not pay for hypnotherapy, even if prescribed as a method to help quit smoking.
    Answered on July 28, 2013
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