If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision in Oregon, it is your right to seek treatment from providers of your choice. Before seeking therapeutic massage services, your primary care physician or a licensed medical doctor (for example, your chiropractor) must evaluate the extent of your injuries and determine whether massage therapy is an appropriate treatment for you.
Oregon law requires motor vehicle insurance companies to provide Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage on all policies. PIP includes coverage for any “reasonable and necessary” medical expenses related to motor vehicle collision injuries.
Massage therapy treatments, if approved by a qualified medical professional, are covered by your PIP even if another party is at fault, and even if you are on your bike.
Your auto insurance will pay for treatments related to your MVC injury for up to one year from the date of the incident OR until your PIP benefits are exhausted. Check with your auto insurance company to find out the specifics of your policy.
Prior to coming in for your appointment, please obtain a prescription for Massage Therapy from your primary care physician or licensed medical doctor. You may print out and use the Referral Form below to make sure you get all the information we’ll need to bill your insurance properly. Once you’ve got the information together, schedule yourself for an “Insurance Billed” treatment using the “Book Now” link. Please also fill out the MVC Intake Form at the bottom of this page, or come in with the required information and we will fill out the form together. Usually your insurance card has all the details we’ll need. Allow about 90 minutes for your first appointment so we can discuss your injuries and go over a treatment plan.
If you do not plan to print and fill out either of the forms, please make sure that you obtain the following information:
Prescription for Massage:
- A diagnosis code
- The number of treatments prescribed, and
- A 97124 or 97140 CPT code in order for massage therapy treatments to be covered
- The prescription must also include the doctor’s name, clinic name, and signature
- Insurance company name, address and phone number
- Claim number, and the date of incident
- Claim adjustor’s name, telephone and fax numbers