Medical Massage Therapy is outcome-based massage, basically the action of very specific treatment protocols targeted to the specific problem(s) areas the patient presents with a physician’s diagnosis and referral for treatment.After an assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. In many cases this type of massage therapy is billed through the patients insurance, which could be health, auto, or workers’ compensation.
Medical Massage Practitioner Certification allows the therapist to work in conjunction with Physiatrists, Neurologists, Orthopedists, General Practitioners, Osteopaths, and Chiropractors to provide result oriented medical massage treatment for soft tissue injuries.
What is required for treatment?
In order for your treatment to be covered under insurance, a health care provider must prescribe Medical Massage Therapy and provide a diagnosis. Medical Massage Therapy is focused only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription. The therapy is generally billed in 15 minute units using current procedural terminology (i.e. CPT Codes & ICD9 codes) and adhering to the usual and customary reimbursement fee schedule.
What types of therapy are considered Medical Massage?
Many forms of massage therapy can be therapeutic when applied by a skilled and knowledgeable therapist; therefore, medical massage is not limited to any particular specific technique. Techniques that are incorporated into a session are but not limited to the following therapies in their treatment:
Services will be billed to your auto insurance company.
Your appointments are very important to us, they are reserved especially for the service that you have requested. Therefore, we respectfully request at least a 48 hour notice for cancellations or rescheduling of appointments. This allows us time to inform clients/patients on our wait list of availability, better serving everyone.