At your initial session, please bring your claim number and the name of your adjustor. I will contact your adjustor to inform them that we are beginning rehabilitative treatments.
ICBC provides payment of $23.00 per session. I bill ICBC directly for this portion, and you are responsible for payment of the balance of my treatment fees, based on the length of treatment that you choose to receive. I recommend that you keep your receipts filed for use on your income tax return as a medical expense.
Current Massage Therapy / ICBC Policy
(effective January 2012)
- ICBC now categorizes massage therapy as nondiscretionary therapy as per physiotherapy and chiropractic. This means that treatment is automatically approved for a claimant injured in an MVA.
- ICBC has removed 8-week post MVA time limitation on massage therapy treatments. This means that a patient can seek and receive massage therapy any time after a MVA, provided that the claim is still open.
- A Medical Doctor referral is no longer necessary for the first 12 treatments. But all therapists are required to assess and determine that their treatment plan (as per CMTBC practice standards) is reasonable and necessary.
- A doctor referral is required if more than 12 massage therapy treatments are required or there is a gap in the treatments. Further treatment is at the discretion of the adjuster.