Insurance
When Lisa Blanden got a phone call from the insurance company about a client who was claiming more than $3,000 worth of massage therapy treatments, she checked her records and was flabbergasted. She knew the client was being dishonest.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has released communication material in an effort to help reduce fraud in health-care services for auto insurance and provides suggestions on what health practitioners can do to protect themselves.
Organizations that offer health benefits to their employees are looking for more information and analysis regarding their plans, according to the 2015 edition of The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, a comprehensive survey on Canadian health benefit plans.
WorkSafeBC’s recent amendments to its policies on activity-related soft tissue disorders (ASTD) – such as carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis – will take effect March 1, 2015.
May 2014 – Come this July, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool will be significantly restricted.
April 16, 2014 — Spending by Canadians on private health insurance has more than doubled over the past 20 years, but insurers paid out a rapidly decreasing proportion as benefits, according to a study published last month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
The Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Toronto’s Centennial College is conducting research on work-related pain among Ontario’s massage therapy professionals.
Jan. 27, 2014 — Whether you’re new to practice or a seasoned professional, the decisions you make about purchasing or renewing professional liability insurance can make a world of difference if a claim is ever made against you.
Oct. 7, 2013 — Representatives from the Canadian massage therapy profession and the insurance industry gathered in Toronto recently in a forum discussing health-care insurance fraud aimed at providing guidance and clarity on issues affecting both sides of the controversy — massage therapists and insurers.
What if insurance claims for massage therapy services were no longer accepted?
July 31, Toronto — The National Accreditation Planning Committee will present its recommendations and solicit feedback during a stakeholder workshop in Toronto on Oct. 8. 
Apr. 8, Winnipeg, Man. – Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) president, Susan Kos-Whicher BA, RMT has  announced that Sheila Bergman, RMT, has been selected as the 2012 Merit Award winner.
Mar. 25, Red Deer, AB – Registration is now open for the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) Diamond Anniversary AGM and Conference event to be held November 1-5, 2013 in Kananaskis, AB.  The early bird rate to register is August 15!
Nov. 21, Toronto, Ont. - Each year in North America, 55-Million people need to find health care practitioners to meet their needs.  HealthAware.ca is a free service that allows patients to find the top practitioners nearby, pick the right one, and instantly request an appointment online.
Massage therapists rely heavily on various types of insurance coverage to fund care for patients.
May 16, Winnipeg, MB – Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) past president, Sue Zwarich RMT received the 'Merit Award' from current president, Susan Kos-Whicher, BA, RMT at the recent 39th Annual Meeting held at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg on Friday, May 4th.
Jan. 22, Saskatoon, Sask – Regulated health professionals in Canada using e-scheduling software may qualify for up to $110,000 in financial and other benefits as part of the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge.
April 27, Toronto, ON – RMTs are invited to attend the 6th Annual Laser Therapy conference to be held in Toronto, Ontario, on June 9-11, 2011.
Jan. 23, London, ON – TMJ Mastery announces a new three-day integrative workshop titled Principles, Applications and Disc Displacements.
Climate is changing, culture is changing, the economy is changing, and with it, the massage therapist’s workplace is changing! Varying considerably from the previous era, the current era is tinged with economic and job insecurity, an aging population and rising health-care costs, and increased reliance on government, technology and credit. Home-based or small facility self-employed practitioners are subject to increasing competition by well-financed and sophisticated rehab centres and spas, family medical practices (with in-house physiotherapy assistants) and various low-cost modalities purporting the reduction of stress, strain and pain.
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