BEHIND THE SCENES: REGENCE PROVIDER AMENDMENT
Clinical Practices Program is providing a variety of examples of forms from active WA massage practitioners to use as templates for resumption and provision of in-person healthcare treatment during the COVID-19 public health crisis. These may include:
These are provided as a starting point. They do not reflect any legal requirements or the only way these forms could be created. They should be customized so it reflects your actual practice and process.The purpose of these forms is to:
Whether they are sent in a pre-appointment email, reviewed at time of service or posted on the website, the key is to communicate your practice has changed its delivery of services to optimizing safety and health. Obtaining signatures or initials on the forms will hopefully assure they have read it, but it is not a liability waiver or legally binding agreement.
The documents below are in MS Word format for easy modification to your practice needs. We hope you find them helpful.
COVID 19 Integrated Form (.docx)
COVID 19 Symptom Check (.docx)
COVID 19 Office Protocol (.docx)
WHAT CLINICAL PRACTICES DOES FOR YOU
In Washington State, massage therapists are in a unique position, licensed by the state and credentialed by insurance as health care providers. LMTs are included in insurance provider networks. The Clinical Practices Program (CPP) mission is to be a communication portal (conduit) to address issues that impact clinical practices at the state level, while bringing best practice information to individual massage therapists and clinics. We bring our voices, our knowledge, our experience and collaborative approach to Washington State's regulatory, legislative and insurance arenas. We also prioritize effective communication with our members as well as other professional organizations in the healthcare field, particularly rehabilitation therapy.
Our current and ongoing focus is to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information for Best Clinical Practices and for compliance with our massage laws as well as other regulations that apply to healthcare providers. We seek and participate in opportunities to work with networks and insurers on behalf of Washington LMTs to address issues including but not limited to credentialing, improving access to provider networks, network adequacy, prior authorization requirements, payers compliance with reimbursement regulations.
The Coding and Documentation Work Group
This group is a subcommittee under the Clinical Practices Program. Our focus is to research, network and share resources on issues of coding, documentation and other key components of clinical practice. Our goal is to share information and provide tools for licensed individual practitioners and clinical group.