Clinical Practices Program
In Washington State, massage therapists are in a unique position, licensed by the state and credentialed by insurance as health care providers. LMT's are included in insurance provider networks. The Clinical Practices Program 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 LMT's to address issues including but not limited to credentialling, improving access to provider networks, network adequacy, prior authorization requirements, payers compliance with reimbursement regulations.
Clinical Practices Program Members:
Susan Rosen: Chair