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Julie Onofrio
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Julie Onofrio's Discussions

Why did you become a massage therapist?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucianna Johnston Dec 30, 2011.

Need Help with Building a Massage School Directory
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark from AQTN Sep 25, 2015.

How many actual hours of massage do you do a week?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucianna Johnston May 28, 2012.

 

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Massage Jobs

Finding and/or Creating Your "Ideal" Job in Massage
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Phil Cutrell, LMT, BCTMB commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"Gordon I think your consideration on this may better be directed from the IRS rather than the insurance issues. I would also think the physician would know whether he wanted to hire an employee or contract the work out. I have provided a link that…"
Aug 7
Gordon J. Wallis commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"Im not new to massage therapy. But I am new to insurance billing. For now, I have one simple question. And I know things depend on each state and each individual insurance company.. Anyway, here is my question. Would it matter , as far as re-…"
Aug 7
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Massage Insurance Billing

All about billing insurance companies for massage services. What states can you bill for mva's, work injuries, PPO's, HMO's? What is required in each state or even city?See More
Aug 6
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Massage Insurance Billing

All about billing insurance companies for massage services. What states can you bill for mva's, work injuries, PPO's, HMO's? What is required in each state or even city?See More
Jan 29
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Massage Practice Builder

Building your ideal massage business by using a website, creating a referral network and personal development (ethics)
Jan 29
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Massage Practice Builder

Building your ideal massage business by using a website, creating a referral network and personal development (ethics)
Dec 5, 2015
erica ragusa commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"I personally always use code 97140 and I include my soap notes with each bill"
Nov 10, 2015
Jody C. Hutchinson commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"97112 is NMR, not really within the scope of most MTs.  This is usually used by PTs for exercise. You should bill with the diagnosis code from the RX."
Nov 10, 2015
erica ragusa commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"I've billed to USAA on one occasion and was reimbursed. I used code 97140 and received prior authorization."
Nov 10, 2015
Eeris Kallil CMT commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"Does anyone else have a hard time getting paid for PI clients with USAA? any tips on how to deal with them and how to appeal? they refuse to pay for code 97112 and when I changed to 4 units of 97124 they say its a duplicate. they are also refusing…"
Nov 10, 2015
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Massage Practice Builder

Building your ideal massage business by using a website, creating a referral network and personal development (ethics)
Oct 26, 2015
Mark from AQTN replied to Julie Onofrio's discussion Need Help with Building a Massage School Directory
"Note that http://massage-career-guides.com/massage-school-reviews.html does not exist anymore :( There is a site that is world-wide and offers free featured listings, you could be listed as a combo school & MT, it is supported by Google…"
Sep 25, 2015
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How to Create Websites/Blogs

Websites are now really the foundation of a successful massage business. It is important to understand the process so that you can do it yourself or hire someone to do it right for you. A website should be all about getting results!See More
Sep 13, 2015
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How to Create Websites/Blogs

Websites are now really the foundation of a successful massage business. It is important to understand the process so that you can do it yourself or hire someone to do it right for you. A website should be all about getting results!See More
Aug 18, 2015
Christi Nixon joined Julie Onofrio's group
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Massage Insurance Billing

All about billing insurance companies for massage services. What states can you bill for mva's, work injuries, PPO's, HMO's? What is required in each state or even city?See More
Aug 18, 2015

Profile Information

What is your website?
www.massagepracticebuilder.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
1987
Which modalities do you practice?
Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage

Julie Onofrio's Blog

Getting massage covered by health insurance

Getting massage covered by health insurance is always a hot topic.  Many MT want to stay out of the healthcare business and not get into working with insurance and the medical profession claiming that it takes the 'art' out of doing massage.  The medical profession and insurance companies are seen as places that will eat massage therapists for breakfast!

On the other hand, getting massage covered by health insurance in every state can help the profession become more of a profession. …

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Posted on July 30, 2012 at 1:08pm — 5 Comments

Why we need more MT who can bill for insurance.

Massage Insurance Billing is a controversial topic. Many MT want to avoid it because of the challenges of extra paperwork and low returns.  They also are concerned that by getting involved in the medical process, they will lose their ability to help clients in the way they do now and will get mixed up in the 'fixing' mentality of insurance companies. 

 

Being able to bill for massage is one of the big factors that has allowed me to stay in practice for so long (23 years).  I…

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Posted on March 24, 2012 at 12:08pm

Ok so I sort of get the idea of research but I am research illiterate!

From my last post that created quite a stir, I have a new concept of research and the importance of it but now I see that my last post was more that I was and still am research illiterate! I was able to attend a great conference here in Seattle (OK I couldn't not go since it was a block away from my office) put on by the Massage Therapy Foundation called Highlighting

Massage Therapy in Complementary… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

I'm sorry, I just don't get research....

I started another blog post on the future of the massage profession and happened to mention research. It turned into a discussion on research. I decided to start a new blog post.



I'm sorry, I just don't get research. I'm not interested in it really even though I do have more of a science background than most massage therapists (AA degree in Biology). I am interested enough that I do keep trying… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:00am — 60 Comments

The future of the massage profession??

I sometimes wonder about the future of the massage profession and where it might be in another 20 years. I know when I first started in 1987 with my little 250 hours of training, I would have never thought I'd last this long. Back then there was no such thing as getting a job in massage - a real employee job. Any job back then was an independent contractor. My rent was $100 in my first office space in a gym and that was split between 2 people!



I think the biggest change was in having… Continue

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 11:00pm — 11 Comments

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At 12:02pm on March 25, 2011, Heide Metzger said…
Thank you for mentioning Massage For Charity International ! We were able to match up 2 more therapists around the country with people contacting us to host parties. Only need 50 more therapists to fill the needs around the country of the other interested people! Doing the home parties has been a wonderful practice builder and I thnak you again for the people who found us through you! Let me know if you are ever in Chicago. (I did live in Federal Way for about 5 months years ago!)
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Hi Julie: Do you use Site Build It?
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At 6:52pm on October 10, 2009, Eeris Kallil CMT said…
Thank you or your response to my discussion! Eeris
 
 
 

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