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Medical Massage with Insurance
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Is anyone having any luck getting reimbursed for 97140 or 97124 performed by a massage therapist with any state plans? I have completed all of the required steps to become a provider in South…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dennis marion nelson Apr 26, 2012.

 

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dennis marion nelson replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"I would be happy if they recognized my taxonomy code- even if it were only 1 unit. My wife, who deals with insurance, says it has to be in their policy. One question is, how do we get people to place that into a state plan (been there and done that…"
Apr 26, 2012
Pete L Blanco II replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"Dennis wrote: "Sometimes it takes 2-3 hour session to achieve results at a time." I missed this the first time I read your post.  If you are billing for a two-to-three-hours-long session, that might be one reason you're having…"
Apr 25, 2012
Pete L Blanco II replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"This is why I don't bill to any health insurance plans.  Most of them don't/won't pay to a massage therapist though they will pay to a DC or PT, even though the DC or PT is having the massage performed by an MT in their office.…"
Apr 19, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"I delt and made a living billing insurance companies for about ten years... I made a good living....However it was a constant pain in the butt.  I had to call, scream, beg, and demand my money on a never ending basis...Its cash only…"
Apr 18, 2012
dennis marion nelson replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"I have heard how frustrating it is dealing with insurance companies. This may be why a lot of LMT's don't want to pursue it. That is why I had my son do all the leg work because he is a certified coder. Got all that done, it is just that…"
Apr 18, 2012
Keebra S. replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"  Hi,   Hope all is well. From previous work experience, working with insurance so hectic and time consuming. Have tried pre-authorization or verify prior submitting insurances from clients. Hopefully this is helpful.      "
Apr 18, 2012
Daniel Cohen replied to dennis marion nelson's discussion Medical Massage with Insurance
"Makes no sense at all. When I have applied to be a provider the insurance company just sends the papers back asking for the same papers they are returning.  They simply don't want to pay."
Apr 18, 2012
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Medical Massage with Insurance

Is anyone having any luck getting reimbursed for 97140 or 97124 performed by a massage therapist with any state plans? I have completed all of the required steps to become a provider in South Carolina, but when I checked with BC/BS to verify benefits, they said it only covers chiropractors and physical therapists. This doesn't make sense as we are the ones that specialize in it. I have referrals from specialists to provide therapy to patients who are not good candidates for surgery due to the…See More
Apr 18, 2012
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What is your website?
nmt.abmp.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
2005
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Medical Massage

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