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Medical Massage

While massage is a popular long-term self-care tool, it can also be effective in the treatment of injuries, medical conditions, and accident recovery. If you are involved in a car accident, injured on the job, or are under a doctor's care for a medical condition your massage may be covered by insurance.

Our Licensed Massage Practitioners are specialists in treating automobile injuries such as whiplash or muscle strain and work injuries such as those occuring from strain or repetitive stress.

BILLING POLICIES FOR MEDICAL MASSAGE

We must have a current prescription for Massage Therapy (not Physical Therapy) on file for you. We are happy to bill your automobile personal injury insurance or Worker's Compensation insurance for the number of massages that your prescription specifies. Please let us know that you need medical insurance billing when scheduling your first appointment.

Plan on arriving fifteen minutes early to your first appointment to allow time to complete paperwork necessary for insurance billing.

MORE INFORMATION ON INSURANCE-COVERED MEDICAL MASSAGE

Car Accident Claims - Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

If you own a car and have car insurance, you may have Personal Injury Protection coverage, also known as "PIP" coverage (unless you waived this provision on your policy).

If you have an accident, and you have PIP, normally your auto insurance company will cover your medical needs whether it is your fault or not. You will need a prescription from your doctor, a claim number, the date the accident happened, and the name and telephone number of the adjuster from your personal car insurance company.

If the accident was the fault of the other car, the other driver's insurance is called "third party coverage." We do not bill the other driver's insurance for third-party coverage. We will only bill your own insurance. Please call your car insurance company and ask if they will cover your expenses under your PIP coverage and mediate with the other insurance company for you. In that case, we will bill your auto insurance for your payments. If your insurance company will not do this for you, you can still receive massage by paying when you are in the office for your treatment and seek reimbursement from the other driver's insurance company when you settle with them.

Labor and Industries (L&I) Claims

If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to medical coverage from your employer. You must first fill out forms at work, go to a doctor to get treatment, get a claim number, notify Washington State Department of Labor and Industry and get a prescription from your primary care physician stating diagnosis and length of time required for treatment. If your doctor is unsure how long it will take, a good measure is to request 6 massages and reevaluate.

We are happy to write reports to keep your doctor informed of your progress and communicate with your claims adjuster to authorize further treatment.


REFERRING PATIENTS TO HARMONY MASSAGE

We treat to your plan. When performing Medical Massage, we follow your prescription or referral and are happy to provide progress reports, recommendations, and/or evaluations as requested by your office.

We employ a full staff of therapists and are open seven days a week so that your patients are able to get in for an appointment on their schedule and get the care they need. Many of our therapists are in-network with major health insurance companies and we also work with auto insurance (PIP) and Labor and Industries claims.

We hire only skilled and experienced Licensed Massage Therapists with a strong knowledge of anatomy and medical treatment massage techniques.

Harmony Massage is a professional, therapeutic massage clinic. Our focus is on providing the finest highest-quality treatment-oriented massage. We handle billing in-house and follow professional injury assessment and charting practices.


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