Sure, a massage can feel luxurious, but it may also improve you health. Massage therapy can ease the side effects of cancer treatment and help many conditions: depression, anxiety, stress, and low back pain to name a few. Will your health insurance help pay for it?
At this time, I do not bill health insurance. However, I do accept FSA (flexible spending account) cards. Check with the administrator of your FSA to see if massage therapy is an eligible expense. Most likely, you will need a prescription from your doctor containing the reason you need massage therapy, the number of sessions per month, and the duration of treatment. A random example: massage therapy may be prescribed for low back pain, once a week, for 6 months.
I would also be happy to provide you an invoice for services if you would like to try and seek reimbursement from your health insurance company. You will want to call them directly to ask about your coverage and how you can seek reimbursement. Some questions to ask them about your insurance plan:
- Do I have coverage for Massage Therapy?
- If yes, is there a limit to the number of visits or the amount my plan will pay?
- Do I need a referral from my doctor?
- Do I need a prescription from my doctor?
- Do I have to see an in-network therapist and how do I find one?
- What do I need to do to get reimbursed for Massage Therapy that I receive?
Massage Therapy can be an affordable way to help improve your health. But since you already pay for health insurance, it may be worthwhile to check to see if your health insurance will pay for it. And if you have an FSA, you can use pre-tax money to pay for your massage.