Massage Therapy Following A Motor Vehicle Accident
We bill the Insurance Company for you
Signs you might benefit from massage therapy after an auto accident:
Pain or tension
Headaches or dizziness
Stiff joints or muscles
Anxiety or depression
Trouble focusing, or getting back to daily activities
We coordinate our treatments and work closely with Dr. Dean Ferber
Byron Family Chiropractic Center.
Josh Holmes, BS, MPT
Achieve Results Physical Therapy
If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision in Minnesota, you do NOT need health insurance to be treated for injures. Minnesota is a "No Fault" state and requires auto insurance companies to provide a minimum Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage of $20,000.00 for medical related expenses and $20,000 for your wage loss and essential services on all policies. This coverage is available to you when you are injured in an automobile-related incident – without concern for who is at fault. In fact, this coverage is available to you whether you are at fault, another person is at fault, or even if no one is at fault. That means your insurance company will pay for treatments related to your injuries from the date of the incident OR until your PIP benefits ($20,000.00) are exhausted. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage provides additional payments for medical costs, lost wages, and similar expenses. A bodily injury claim under PIP does not increase your insurance premiums. It is also your right to seek treatment from providers of your choice. To be covered by PIP you must get a physical examination for the injury received in an automobile accident as soon as possible by a Doctor of Chiropractic or a Medical Doctor.
PIP covers all health care, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy. You are covered regardless of who is at fault and regardless of the ultimate settlement for injuries received. And you are entitled to use the health providers of your choice. Treatments such as massage therapy, physical therapy, and medical devices must be prescribed by your doctor or chiropractor.
If you were involved in an auto accident and have a prescription for massage therapy from your Chiropractor or M.D., Healing Touch Spa Massage will bill your insurance company for you. Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, spasms, adhesions and inflammation can cause debilitating pain that can lead to more concerns over time. Stress and trauma wreak havoc on even the healthiest person. It's important to seek treatment as soon as possible following an accident.
How to proceed:
You'll need two things prior to coming to your first massage therapy treatment. After that, we take over the paperwork responsibilities for you!
1. Doctor's prescription for massage therapy
Prescriptions must include the following:
~ Your doctor can write their own or provide them with the intake form below (link).
~ Referring doctor's full contact info, including NPI#
~ Diagnosis code(s)
~ Number of sessions prescribed and over what time period
~ One or both of the following CPT codes that indicate massage and manual therapy: 97124, 97140
2. A completed medical Intake form (insert link), download and print, must include the following:
~ Insurance company name, address and phone number.
~ Claim number, and the date of incident.
~ Claim adjuster's name and telephone number and/or email address.
Insurance Billing Rates
Due to the amount of work, extra time, and costs involved in insurance billing, we charge a rate of $50/unit when we bill third parties for your treatments. MVC/PIP patients typically have no out-of-pocket costs.