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Old 03-23-2018, 10:31 PM   #1
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Is massage therapy a legitimate medical treatment that I can turn into my insurance in Michigan?
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:10 AM   #2
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Depends.

Who is doing it?
Why is it being done?
Did a doctor order it?
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:16 AM   #3
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I want to ask my doctor or chiropractic to order it if that is a reasonable request.

I have done a few sessions I paid for myself and it has greatly helped after an auto accident I had recently. The massage person has a ongoing business and premises but has no other license as far as I can tell.
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:22 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is massage therapy a legitimate medical treatment

It can be paid by the no-fault insurance in MI if you can show the following--

The massage therapy was “reasonably necessary” to the auto accident victim’s “care, recovery or rehabilitation.” (MCL 500.3107(1)(a))
The massage therapy charges were “reasonable.” (MCL 500.3107(1)(a))
The massage therapy services were “lawfully rendered” (MCL 500.3157), which means the person providing the massage therapy was a licensed massage therapist under Michigan’s Public Health Code.


So at least feel free to speak with your doctor (and/or insurer) about your case and see what options may exist.
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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I want to ask my doctor or chiropractic to order it if that is a reasonable request.

I have done a few sessions I paid for myself and it has greatly helped after an auto accident I had recently. The massage person has a ongoing business and premises but has no other license as far as I can tell.
It's called "physical therapy" and your doctor can refer you to a licensed physical therapist.

Avoid chiropractors and unlicensed practitioners. I'll bet your massage therapist has no malpractice insurance either.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:48 AM   #6
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Massage therapy and physical therapy are two different things and in Michigan there are two different state licenses I believe.
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If the massage therapy was done by a licensed practitioner upon the prescription of a medical practitioner you can claim it in your insurance if the terms of the insurance provides so.
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I agree with Lexus. If the therapy is done by a licensed practitioner, then you can claim it in your insurance. My cousin was too concerned about the similar issue after he has enrolled himself under Medicare Advantage Plan Part through the Medicare-Approved firm by contacting them through this website. I personally believe that before finalising any Medicare insurance, one must clear all the doubts regarding it so as to avoid the possible future clash or confusion in claiming the insurance.
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