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Michael Spackman
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Michael Spackman replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"I bill the insurance companies directly. I've heard from others that working with companies directly is risky because they can decline to pay or give partial payment and some companies like to delay payment. It's also challenging to…"
Jan 4, 2010
Crystal Dawn Suovanen replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"At the Holistic Center I work at our insurance clients usually have a doctor's prescription, pay in full at the time of service, get a receipt from us and their insurance company reimburses them. The owner has found that it's hard to…"
Nov 22, 2009
Jody C. Hutchinson replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"Micheal, Greetings. I have billed insurance for many years, I started with a few Workers Compensation and then Personal Injury cases. After buying books, asking lots of questions, buying software, and some trial and error- I found how to make it…"
Sep 1, 2009
Michael Spackman replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"Thanks Cheryl for your words of wisdom! I know therapists that are billing for MV claims but you are the first therapist that I've heard from that is successful at WC and PI. I purchased the book Hands Healing by Diana L. Thompson about 7…"
Aug 27, 2009
Cheryl Shimada replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"Hi Michael, Back in early 2001-2003 I did WC insurance billing, I had a great success once I got the hang of it. It took 6-8 weeks to pay out, but I did get paid. Word of advice, if you are going to do WC billing, be sure to get approval from the…"
Aug 27, 2009
Connie Doyle replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"I do not accept insurance. It's very complicated, and too many therapists get stiffed."
Jul 21, 2009
Gary replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"A colleague used to accept insurance clients ... but often she never collected a dime beyond the cash co-pay. And she often did a LOT of work trying unsuccessfully to collect from the insurance companies. She no longer accepts insurance clients…"
Jul 10, 2009
Charles replied to Michael Spackman's discussion Insurance billing in California in the group California Massage Therapists
"I've had an experience with PI cases (two) where I had to wait through a settlement via law suit. I got paid for half of the work from one case and non-payment through the other (I moved to michigan at the time). The one payment I did receive…"
Jul 10, 2009
Michael Spackman added a discussion to the group California Massage Therapists
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Insurance billing in California

I would love to hear peoples comments and experiences regarding insurance billing for massage. Do you accept insurance? What type of insurance - Personal Injury Insurance, Worker's Compensation and/or Private Health Insurance?I am starting to accept insurance clients but it's been challenging to acquire useful information that insures prompt payment. I've purchased the book "Hands Heal, Communication, Documentation and Insurnace Billing for Manual Therapists" third edition by Diana L. Thompson.…See More
Jul 10, 2009
Michael Spackman joined Taylor Swaty CMT's group
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California Massage Therapists

A place for California therapists to share thoughts and experiences concerning the profession.
Jul 10, 2009
Michael Spackman is now a member of massage and bodywork professionals
Jul 8, 2009

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What is your website?
FindingYourTruth.com
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage, Energy Work

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At 1:49pm on July 29, 2009, Helen Chavez said…
Thanks Michael, no rush. When ever you get the opportunity to get the info that would be great. Thanks.
At 1:53pm on July 28, 2009, Helen Chavez said…
Thanks for the feedback Michael. Do you recommend any NMTprograms or classes for me? I am located in North Orange County- CA. Thanks
At 2:59pm on July 22, 2009, Helen Chavez said…
I have frequesntly looked into becoming a Cert. NMT for 2 reasons. 1- i have had a little bit of the education in this area(one of my intructors was totally into it) and totally believe in it. 2- compensation is supposed to be very good.?
At 2:56pm on July 22, 2009, Helen Chavez said…
Awsome Michael, I look forward to your progression. I totally believe all this new communication is great for all CMT's. Networking is the way to go!
At 10:38am on July 17, 2009, Helen Chavez said…
Yes, I have worked with PI or auto claims too. Dont do too many anymore though. But yes, hopefully our new structure will enable us to use the insurances as another way to solicate our services for therapeutic massage. I heard several years ago that as a NMT you are able to bill insurances and get reimbursemen- more than regular massage. Is that what you are doing?.
At 11:14am on July 15, 2009, Helen Chavez said…
Hey, Michael i read your discussion topic. Good one i have often thought about it my self. Are you billing for your NMT. or reg massage? There is a gal back east that offers a insurance billing course for massage therapist. I think in Pennsulvania. I have been successful with PI's on occation but no w/c or reg ins. I believe for reg insurance billing you have to be part of a referal networking group and it will cost some bucks. Good luck! Keep me informed. Helen
 
 
 

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