massage therapy covered by insurance?
A steadily growing number of insurance
companies are acknowledging the health benefits
of massage therapy. At this time, massage
is most likely to be covered as treatment
for a specific injury or condition, or when
it is prescribed by a physician. The number
of allowable treatments may or may not be
limited. Coverage may also depend upon the
licensure and/or credentials of the therapist.
Insurance companies that cover chiropractic
treatment will often cover massage as well
when treatment is rendered and billed through
a chiropractic clinic. The same may be true
for hospital-based massage therapy programs.
If insurance coverage is essential for
you, check with your insurance company before
scheduling an appointment for massage to
be sure that they will cover the type of
massage treatment and the practitioner from
whom you wish to seek it.