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Recent Clinical Practices News
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.
Our Board and Committee members are all unpaid volunteers working for you. Our little group could use individuals willing to take on jobs big and small. It allows you to connect with other LMT professionals, receive mentorship, find out the latest discoveries in our profession, receive CE hours for certain activities and support other up and coming LMTs. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping with, but not limited to:
Our Board and Committee members are all unpaid volunteers working for you. If you have a story idea, an educational experience or ideas to share, please contact us. Please specify your interest in the Clinical Practices Group, our coding subcommittee or if you are looking for volunteer opportunities.
REGENCE LEGAL REVIEW
Some Regence contracted LMTs had concerns about the latest contract that was sent out a few months ago by Regence. A respected and highly experienced healthcare attorney, John Conniff, provided the Washington State Massage Therapy Association (WSMTA) a legal review of the new Regence agreement. We all know that legal services are expensive, and this lengthy contract and regulatory filings (228 pages) required many hours of work and resulted in a thirteen page legal review that details the commitments that therapists enter into, the inconsistencies, and the conflicts with Washington statutes that exist in the contract. The review is available to members for $100 – the cost of one massage. If you are not currently a WSMTA member, you can go to our website, become a member for $40 and then be eligible to purchase the review for $100. Your payment helps us to continue to provide services like this in the future.