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Cancellations Policies Life happens. I understand and have tailored my cancellation policy to exist within the real world. It reads as such, and applies once you have had your first appointment: “I agree to provide 24 hours notice if I must cancel an appointment with my massage therapist. I understand that the more notice given […]

We’re moving!

Later this month I will be moving offices. The new space is in the Bellingham Towers Building. My new address will be 119 N Commercial St #410, Bellingham, WA 98225. My hope is to have all the moving done the weekend of June 21st-22nd so I’ll be able to start afresh in my new space […]

Price Change

As of June 1st I raised my rates across the board by $5. Unfortunately, it seems as though price increases are inevitable. My rate increase came from both an increase in my costs as well as a thorough evaluation of my time spent working. I struggled with it, much like the first time I raised […]

Massage Continuing Education – Recent research and massage therapy

Continuing education is an important part of being a healthcare provider. Just as important is keeping up on the most recent research in one’s field. I was lucky enough to be able to take a class on massage research in early April. The class was amazing! It was so fantastic that it didn’t matter that […]

Essential Oil Safety

While essential oils are natural, coming from plants, they do inherently require safety consideration. Not all natural things are safe, or safe for undiluted application. There are a couple oils that are safe to apply to an adults skin neat(without dilution). Lavender and Roman Chamomile are the main two oils, though depending on the person […]

Regence Health Insurance – Current Policy

As of January 2014, Regence physical medicine providers must get preauthorization through a third party company, Care Core National, in order to treat a Regence patient. What this means is that massage therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors now need preauthorization before a visit in order for reimbursement to be considered. A simple doctor’s prescription will no […]

Changes in insurances

Billing insurance is a continual learning process. I have been lucky in that I haven’t had to deal with too many issues. However, there are some things to keep in mind if you are pursuing using your insurance for massage. As always it fully depends on your insurance company. Regence requires preauthorization for massage (and […]

Insurance Billing – Part 3 – Insurances Rates

In Part 1 of insurance billing I mentioned a scenario where fictitious LMP, Sally, billed $120 per massage and the insurance only allowed $58 to be paid out by them and the patient. Why is there a discrepancy? Every insurance company decides what they are going to pay out for each covered service. They set […]

Massage Gift Certificates for 2013

Per the usual, I have gift certificates available for purchase, in person or online, for this holiday season. You have until the Friday before Christmas to take a few moments to pick one up if you would like. I will be closed the entire week of Christmas so please plan ahead! Other than that, have […]

Insurance Pages

In the next couple of weeks I’m going to be creating insurance pages specific to the insurances I can bill. On there you will be able to find up to date information about what your insurance will probably, or definitely does, require in order for you to use your massage benefits. As is the typical, […]