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    If you have a license for a Massage Therapy Spa, can a massage therapist bill 97124 & /or97140 for medical purposes such as; fibromyalgia. Or does this need to be done under the guidance of a physical Therapist? Thanks for your help

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    Massage therapy is considered a modality of Physical Therapy. Most insurance will only cover this service when this service is part of the Physical Therapy plan of treatment with a Licensed Physical Therapist.

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    Phoenix, AZ


    I'm sorry Eileen, but I respectfully disagree. Massage therapy can be a part of a PT program. However, it depends on your specific massage state licensure. In WA state, a massage therapist may set up shop and bill ONLY 97124 to an insurance company. 97140 is only a PT modality as it would be documented as myofascial release and not just MT.

    Please check with your MT licensure board.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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