Medical Massage

Medical Massage

Insurance Billing and Medical Massage

When massage is medically indicated by your physician, to help a particular health issue, it is called Medical Massage. Some insurances may be billed in this case.

Creative Healing offers insurance billing for those that have been in automobile accidents, or have been injured on the job (worker’s comp).

How do I get my insurance to cover my treatments? You must first have a physician’s prescription for massage stating the amount of treatments needed. For example, a doctor may prescribe massage therapy 1x per week, for 6 months.

After you have a doctor’s prescription, you should call your insurance company and let them know that you have been referred for massage therapy and you are going to begin treatments. If it is an auto-related accident, call your car insurance company and they will give you a claim number and a claim representative. If it is worker’s comp, then call them and get your claim number and all the information you will need from them (as stated below).

Then, call us and we can start the treatments. Be sure to bring your original Doctor’s prescription, your insurance claim number, and insurance company’s info like; their name, your claim representative’s name and number, fax, phone number, date of your accident, and their address.

Then, off you go to your massage therapy treatment! We will bill it out for you! No hassle for you.

If the insurance company fails to pay for some reason, you will be responsible for all charges for your massage services.

Let us know if you have any questions about this or your case.

If you have private insurance that covers all or a portion of your massage treatments, we can fill out a standard health insurance claim form for you to submit to you insurance company, as well as receipts for your sessions.

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage(kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.

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