WA State Massage Insurance Billing

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Massage Therapists are licensed as Health Care Providers. (need citation/resource) Every Category Law makes it mandatory that massage therapists be included as providers for health insurance plans.  Labor and Industries  Become a provider with L&I  How to bill L&I How to Bill Electronically Billing Workshops offered by L&I Fee schedules Use the … [Read more...]

The Future of Massage/Bodywork In Healthcare

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I had the pleasure of attending a symposium called The Future of Bodywork: Surviving Corporate Healthcare last night put on by Jack Blackburn and the Trillium Institute in conjunction with Brian Utting and the Pacific Northwest School of Massage and wanted to share my impressions and insights as we move forward in WA State as health care providers. Deborah Senn, our past … [Read more...]

Common ICD-9 codes for Massage Therapists

Common ICD 9 Codes used by doctors when prescribing massage therapy: Numerical Listing of ICD 9 CM Codes The referring physician must supply all diagnosis codes. If you determine a code yourself, you are practicing out of your scope of practice and may be found to be practicing illegally in your state. You may lose your license. There are general pain codes that are … [Read more...]

WA State Massage Therapists Lead the Way in Health Care

How is it that WA State massage therapists are so far ahead of all of the other states as far as being involved in Health Care? Is it more education?  No.  We have had 500 hours of required training since about 1989. The one thing I have seen consistently in WA State, is that there are people who are willing to stand up for the massage profession and help make … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Massage Insurance Billing

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I know I am always talking about massage insurance billing and how it is one of the things that has allowed me to stay in business now since 1989, but there is the other side of billing insurance: The headaches with insurance companies, healthcare changes, working with doctors/lawyers and things like how clients deal with their health issues.   I do talk about them in my book … [Read more...]