Yes, there are practices that cover massage therapy under insurance in some cases. This is usually done within a large practice where a medical doctor or chiropractor is on site to write prescriptions and bill the insurance under the medical office umbrella. The provision of massage therapy for a lower rate is part of a larger practice. Unfortunately, Insurance reimbursement rates for massage have dropped over the past decade and I can no longer can work for the rate they now pay. I don’t do the volume of work a larger office can because in our office massage isn’t part of a larger package. At Flower Mound Medical Massage, Massage is our whole package.
We don’t’ provide any other services other than Medical Massage. I don’t contract with other therapists and when you book an appointment with me, you see me. You are given the advantage of my advanced training and specific skill set as an MMP (Medial Massage Practitioner) and an LMT with over a decade of experience as well as the confidence in knowing I am a Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor. That said, consider a few facts – usually the codes used for massage is considered a physical therapy or occupational therapy service. These are often paid on your insurance at the specialst copay rate. With these often being in the $30-50 range consider the out of pocket cost for a half hour massage appointment with me is $40. If you are paying a $40 copay and receiving an $80 service you’re filing insurance on $40 in benefits and it frequently goes against your PT or OT visits allotted. It may be practical, if you think you may need your physical therapy or occupational therapy benefits to decide if using them on massage to file on a $40 claim is the best use of your insurance benefits.