Therapy Services



We have a massage therapist employed in our office who is being supervised by our physical therapist. Our question: when we bill to Medicare, does the supervising therapist have to sign the massage therapist’s notes agreeing with the care provided that day and the plan of care?


Therapy services performed by a massage therapist are not reportable by the therapist “Incident-To”. A therapist may supervise a PTA for Medicare and bill if all rules are met; a massage therapist does not meet the qualified provider rules for therapy according to Medicare.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/03/15.

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