Coverage

Medical Service Plan
Medical doctor referrals for Premium Assistance patients are no longer required for payment from MSP.
For MSP beneficiaries receiving premium assistance, MSP pays $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits each calendar year for the following services: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, physical therapy and non-surgical podiatry.

For more information go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/msp/bc-residents/premiums

ICBC
A doctor's referral is no longer necessary for the first 12 treatments ~ typically these are re-imbursed at $23 per visit. Please be aware that patients are expected to pay for their treatment at the time of each visit. It is the responsiblility of each post-MVA patient to submit receipts to ICBC for reimbursement. ICBC may or may not reimburse the full amount ~ please discuss this with your adjuster.

DVA (Department of Veteran Affairs)
The Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) has made changes their benefits. Effective January 15th, 2015, the benefit code (249432) will change from $800/CY to 15 one-hour sessions per calendar year. (DVA pays up to $110.00 per treatment not including tax.)

RCMP News
Effective January 1st, 2014, RCMP members will no longer receive 25 units of massage therapy per calendar year. Instead, they will have $4800 to spend in total, per calendar year, for all of their supplementary health benefits including chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. This value does not include GST which can be billed in addition using the same code 0GST. The billing code remains the same for Massage Therapy services (249432) when billing Pacific Blue Cross directly. However, the additional visit code (249435) is no longer in effect.

Note:Upon your first visit you will be filling out a history form, and you will be signing your name with the agreement to the following statement:

Payment Policy:
I understand that I am ultimately responsible for the full cost of my appointments, including any event where my insurance company (e.g. ICBC, MSP, DVA, and RCMP) should deny their payment portion to the Registered Massage Therapists.

Please see Health History Form

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