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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, […]

Massage Laws Series

I like to be thorough, very thorough. It makes sense to take extra care when following laws, especially if you have a license you need to keep. Going through massage school we were taught most of the laws that applied directly to massage. The usual stuff, you have to be licensed, call yourself these things […]

Yoga in Bellingham – The Search Begins

I am a huge fan of yoga, I’ve been practicing at home for years. This summer however, I decided that I needed to go to an actual class, in part so I can better know where to send my clients and also for feedback on how I’m doing. Yup, the couple of classes I’ve tried […]

Insurance Billing – Part 2 – What the law says

Here comes the boring and confusing part of insurance billing – the law. If you missed my first post read it here. It’s long, but I wanted to be thorough. In that post I used a story to describe why massage therapists and others often  appear to have different prices for billing insurance versus cash […]

2013 Vacations

I’ll be off for a quick vacation starting Friday July 26th and will be returning to work on July 31st. Please feel free to email or leave voice mails and I’ll get back to you when I am back to work. Have  a great summer! ~Melissa

Heat Wave

♪ We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, the temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising, I might be dying ♪… kidding! Hopefully, if it isn’t too late I’ll be getting a window A/C unit soon so we don’t all melt while getting/giving a massage (or I’ll at least get 27 fans to help with air flow). […]

Choose Your Favorite Massage Business Carefully

I’m a huge proponent of massage. I don’t care where you go, my clinic or another one, the point is to get massage and be happy with your therapist!  However, you should choose the massage business you support carefully. Sadly, massage hasn’t always had a good reputation. All over the world and here in our […]

Roof replacement and techy things

This whole week my office building’s roof has been getting replaced. I tried working on Monday. Nah, didn’t work as well as I had hoped. (I’m crossing my fingers they’ll be done by Monday next week so I can get back to what I love doing.) Instead of taking a full work vacation I’ve been doing […]