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That's just how insurance works. All professionals in the health care fields have been dealing with this for years. Your problem is just a different manifestation. I am aware of these kinds of stipulations being as far back as the 1980's.
I'm not sure if it still applies, as I am a cash practice... but under my DC license, there use to be an issue with providing therapy on the same day as an initial exam (adjustment would not be paid for or therapy would not be paid for, blah blah, blah). And, I recall there was an issue with ice packs that showed up. They just stopped paying for their use, no matter the need. No pay for ice packs, so people actually just stopped using them. How messed up is that. Messed up that they wouldn't pay, and even more messed up was that people wouldn't use them, even if needed, if they *weren't* getting paid for their use. It's always something.
This is just the nature of working with insurance companies. You'll have to learn how to jump through hoops if you want to deal with that monkey.
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At least they do pay if on same day visit as DC, PT, OT. It could be worse, it could not be paid on same day, and patient would have to come in on many more days to get treatment. More amazing is that the patient is allowed 75 treatments. I'm not sure why a patient would need 75 sessions, but, wow. Last I heard, DC is usually looking at about 12 - 24 visits with insurance pay... ONLY. Each patient is of course different, but I think 75 visits is something unexpected, even for a chronic pain patient.
Yea I know. 75 massages. Unbelievable. I just can’t imagine who comes up with these ridiculous rules? It’s not rational thinking based on any norms of culture, politics , race , religion, or science?