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Motor Vehicle Accident

  • Pain or tension

  • Headaches or dizziness

  • Stiff joints

  • Sleep disruption

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Trouble focusing, or getting back to daily activities

Signs that you could benefit from bodywork following an accident

You'll need two things prior to coming to your first massage therapy treatment. After that, we take over the paperwork responsibilities for you!

1. Doctor's prescription for massage therapy

Prescriptions must include the following. Your doctor can write their own or provide them with this form.

  • Referring physician's full contact info, including NPI#

  • diagnosis code(s)

  • number of sessions prescribed and over what time period

  • one or more of the following CPT codes that indicate massage and manual therapy: 97124, 97140.

2. A completed MVA Intake form

MVA Intake Form, (download and print), must include the following:

  • Insurance company name, address and phone number.

  • Claim number, and the date of incident.

  • Claim adjustor's name and telephone number and/or email address.

How to proceed:
Oregon provides for massage therapy following a motor vehicle accident

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 chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy. You are covered regardless of who is at fault and regardless of the ultimate settlement for injuries received. 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. Check out www.oregon.gov for details.​

If you were involved in an auto accident and have a prescription for massage therapy, Barrie Robbins Bodywork will bill your insurance company for you. Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, spasms, adhesions and inflammation can cause debilitating pain and myriad 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.

Insurance Billing Rates: Due to the amount of work, extra time, and costs involved in insurance billing, we charge a rate of $44/unit when we bill third parties for your treatments. MVC/PIP patients typically have no out-of-pocket costs