If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision in Oregon, it is your right to seek treatment from providers of your choice.
Oregon requires auto insurance companies to provide Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage on all policies. That means they will pay for treatments related to your injuries for up to one year from the date of the incident OR until your PIP benefits ($15,000) are exhausted. This is whether you were the driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist in the accident. PIP covers all health care, including physical therapy and massage. You are covered regardless of who is at fault and you are entitled to use the health providers of your choice. Treatments such as massage therapy, physical therapy, and medical devices must be prescribed by your doctor.
If you were involved in an auto accident and have a prescription for massage therapy, Therapeutic Associates Crescent Village can bill the auto insurance company for you once those benefits have been authorized. Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, spasms and inflammation can cause debilitating pain and postural compensations that can lead to more trouble over time. Stress and trauma wreak havoc on even the healthiest person. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible following an accident.
Signs you might benefit from massage therapy:
- Pain or tension
- Headaches or dizziness
- Stiff joints
- Sleep disruption
- Anxiety or depression
- Trouble focusing, or getting back to daily activities
How to proceed:
You’ll need two things prior to your first massage therapy treatment. After that, we take over the paperwork responsibilities for you!
1. Ask your doctor for a prescription for massage therapy.
Prescriptions must include the following:
• Referring physician’s full contact info, including NPI#
• Diagnosis code(s) ICD10
• Number of sessions prescribed and over what time period
2. The auto insurance information.
• Insurance company contact information and adjuster name
• Claim number
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Michael Winn, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
For more information or to schedule a massage please call 541-515-6194.