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       Auto Accident/No Fault Medical Massage Therapy is often covered by your insurance when you have been in an auto accident. If you don’t receive the correct and timely care, even a minor auto accident can have major effects on your health for years to come.

Auto Accident Whiplash MassageIf you have been injured in an auto accident, medical massage therapy should be a part of your medical care plan. Coping with a serious injury is difficult enough without endless paperwork to manage. Ease your mind: Advanced Medical Massage will manage all the details of your treatment:
  • We verify insurance coverage and expertly handle all insurance issues
  • We provide when requested, progress reports to your primary healthcare provider, attorney and insurance company
  • We carefully document the care you receive so that you have the highest probability of demonstrating that your care is medically necessary
  • Medical massage will decrease the possibility of future pain, scar tissue, and deformity.
Medical researchers have recently discovered that, while there may be little damage to the vehicle after a collision, the occupants may nevertheless sustain significant injury. In many cases, the evaluation done by emergency room doctors after an auto accident is not sufficient to protect against long-term injury and pain: It is only meant to ensure that you don't suffer from any serious, immediate injuries, such as broken bones, abrasions, cuts, or concussions. Soft tissue injuries, invisible on x-rays and often overlooked, can cause severe debilitating pain. Whiplash injury to the neck, otherwise known as cervical sprain/strain, is the most common injury resulting from an auto accident. This is a soft tissue injury (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) that results from the head being abruptly jerked back and forth. In addition, ligaments, discs, and muscles that support the spine can be torn in automobile accidents, and the nervous system encased by the spinal bones of the neck and back can become stretched and irritated. Damage to the spine and surrounding soft tissues can result in one or more of the following symptoms: Blurry vision, hearing problems, dizziness, headache, limited neck motion, low back problems and pain and tingling in the arms and hands. Medical massage is an essential part of the healing process for injuries that result from auto accidents. When a soft tissue injury is left untreated and unresolved, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can end up causing chronic pain for months, years, and even decades after the accident. Muscles tend not to recover fully when given only “time” to heal.

Unfortunately, the standard healthcare approach to such injuries amounts to nothing more than suppressing the symptoms with pain-killers and potentially dangerous anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), leaving the injured muscles to heal on their own. Relying only on Aspirin or NSAIDs (NonSteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Tylenol) to treat your soft tissue injuries from your car accident can be DANGEROUS! Injured muscles heal with scar tissue in a way that leaves them weaker, painful, less elastic, and prone to re-injury.

Medical massage therapy helps to restore muscular strength, flexibility, and normal function by correcting or "aligning" the scar tissue. This can be crucial for full muscular recovery.



PIP (No-Fault Auto Accident and Workman’s Comp.


We will bill for
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Auto Accident claims and Workman’s Comp claims. With a PIP and Workman’s comp claim, you'll have an adjustor assigned to your case. The adjustor is the person in charge of managing your claim, and whom we'll work with directly in order to make sure you get the paid treatment that you need. Most PIP and Workman’s comp claims will remain open until you've reached the dollar limit for treatment, you are no longer affected by your injuries, or your claim becomes dated.

Your No-Fault policy requires a prescription from a Medical Doctor or Chiropractor we must have this to begin your treatments, you will need to have the following information on your prescription
.

Diagnosis codes

Frequency of Treatments
Total Number of Treatments
Name and UPIN# (Doctor's ID #)
State That Massage Therapy is Medically Necessary.





                                    Accepting
Magna Care (formally National Health) Insurance



         For over 18 Years we have been providing Massage Therapy for                           Kingston City School Teachers/Faulty and Staff. 


Major Medical Insurance Questions & Information:
 

 
"Will My Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?"

The easiest response to this question is for you to call your customer service phone number located on your insurance card and request information on massage therapy coverage. ( Please see detailed explanation on verifying your benefits below)

There are several different types of insurance. Each insurance company and each policy have different rules and conditions for if when and how they will pay for massage.

The types of insurances that may pay for massage are

Major Medical PPO (i.e.. Blue Cross, Aetna, Humana, etc.)

Auto Mobile Insurance (PIP)

Workman’s Comp

The a few providers that usually do not pay for massage are

HMO’s

Medicare and

Medicaid

Verifying Your Benefits

Q: How do I find out if I have coverage?
A:
Phone the insurance company directly. And ask

  • Do I have massage therapy benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? Have I met it yet? Is it per calendar year (ie: January-December)?
  • Is there a limit to the number of visits I can receive?
  • Is there a maximum dollar amount per year that my plan will pay towards this treatment?
  • What percentage does my insurance cover?
  • Do I have a co-pay for each visit?
  • Do I need a prescription from my doctor or chiropractor to make the visit medically necessary?
  • Do I need a referral from my doctor, or am I a part of a Preferred Provider Organization-PPO? (A prescription and a referral are NOT the same thing. There are very few insurance companies that do not require a prescription.)
  • Do I have out-of-network benefits for massage therapy?

Knowing the answers to these questions can prevent any misunderstanding of your benefits and unexpected costs.

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The Prescription/Per-Approval:

We will work with you determine if your insurance company will or will not cover your massage therapy treatments.
If your Major Medical policy requires a prescription or if you want us to submit the billing, you will need to have the following information on your prescription.

Diagnosis codes

Frequency of Treatments
Total Number of Treatments
Name and UPIN# (Doctor's ID #)
State That Massage Therapy is Medically Necessary.


           Advanced Medical Massage

                             Gregg Thomas Dart LMT
                275 Fair St. Suite 17G Kingston NY 12401

                        
845-532-6693 call or text
                           
greggdartlmt@gmail.com

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