Getting a Referral from Your Doctor
How do I get a doctor’s note for massage?
SIMPLEST WAYS TO GET A VALID REFERRAL FOR MASSAGE THERAPY
- SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR. After a quick phone, or in-person consultation, with your family doctor, a written referral can be provided to you via email or by pick-up at the medical clinic.
- SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH A REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL…
Can chiropractors write prescriptions for massage?
A chiropractor can prescribe massage therapy treatments for you. Many clinics such as ours has chiropractic and massage therapy, therefore, you can see the chiropractor and get referred to massage therapy. The benefit of seeing a chiropractor who has massage therapy at the same clinic is that they can work as a team.
How do you write a prescription for a massage?
Your prescription will need to include the following:
- A reason you need massage therapy, such as a medical condition or injury.
- The number of sessions you’ll require each month. Do you need a massage every month? Or once every 1-2 weeks? …
- The duration of the treatment. How long are you going to need this treatment?
How long is a massage prescription good for?
An existing written prescription is only valid if issued within the last 12 months. An existing written referral is only valid if issued within the last 12 months. A copy of the original written prescription or written referral is acceptable.
Can a chiropractor issue a letter of medical necessity?
A patient can write the letter, but it needs to be made official by a doctor. Any arguments for any service ultimately have to come from a treating physician.
Why is a prescription necessary for a massage?
Is a prescription necessary for medical massage therapy? Massage therapists do not have the legal ability to diagnose a patient with a condition. In order to claim that a medical treatment is being provided for a specific issue, a prescription must come from a healthcare provider.
Is massage medically necessary?
At times, a massage is more than a mere stress-relief tactic. Therapeutic massage can help people deal with pain, depression and other maladies. In these cases, the massage is deemed medically necessary, and should be covered by health insurance.
Does my insurance cover massage?
Massage therapy may be covered when: The massage is considered medically necessary and/or fits the definition and criteria of coverage given by the insurer. If the massage fits into the criteria of a “habilitative or habilitation” treatment, it may be covered by health insurance as an essential health benefit.
Is massage therapy covered by Medicare?
Original Medicare (parts A and B) doesn’t cover massage therapy, but it can cover other therapies like physical therapy and acupuncture. If you use massage therapy without Medicare coverage, you’ll be responsible for 100 percent of the costs. Medicare Advantage (Part C) may offer some coverage for massage therapy.