Many massage therapists are able to become providers with the VA and have massage therapy covered. The Veterans Administration is Tri-Care. VA (Tricare) awarded a contract to Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., to serve as the Third Party Administrator (TPA ) for Community Care Network (CCN) Regions 1, 2 and 3. The VA awarded […]
ICD -10 codes for Massage Therapists
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems codes or ICD-10 codes are created by the World Health Organization and are used around the world. They are diagnosis codes that are used when doctors prescribe massage so you will need to be up on what is going on. If you are billing insurance or […]
Massage therapists as healthcare providers
Are massage therapists healthcare providers? What does it mean to be a healthcare provider? A healthcare provider is defined as: Health care provider means a provider of services (as defined in section 1861 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395x(u)), a provider of medical or health services (as defined in section 1861(s) of the Act, 42 […]
If we are not at the table, we are on the menu.
If you are not at the table, you are on the menu is a political saying that supposedly comes out of WA DC in about 2000 with no known origin. I first heard it said that the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Conference (I think in about 2010) in Tuscon AZ by John Weeks, publisher/editor […]
Medicare Advantage Plans to cover massage therapy
Step by step…little by little…. massage therapy is being accepted by health insurance. The latest step is the news that 270 Medicare Advantage Plans WILL be covering massage therapy. It was a part of recent efforts by AMTA to make this happen. AMTA News Brief September 4, 2018: AMTA Reaching Out to 700 Medicare Advantage […]
Getting massage therapy covered by health insurance in the US.
All over the US, various organizations are calling for the inclusion of massage therapy in healthcare to help combat the Opioid epidemic and more. Massage Therapy can help with pain relief and management, and can be a big part of resolving many musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Many organizations are calling for alternative options for pain […]