My Medical Card pays for massages. (Editted to include proof!) (EDIT AGAIN)
I don't even have a copay. It pays for me to get a massage every single week. No, I don't have back problems. I am a perfectly healthy young woman who now enjoys an hour long massage at a spa every single week thanks to State Medicaid! If you think about it, though, Medicaid recipients are probably the ones most in need of massages. Enjoying it! :)
I am not trolling or making this up. I actually think it's really cool. Like I already said once, I started going to the chiropractor and he recommended I do the massages with a massage therapist in his office. His receptionist called in to my insurance company and got me approved for a one hour massage every week. They do this with several medicaid recipients.
EDIT!!!! FOUND PROOF FOR YA! Found the place in the Wellcare manual that talks about this:
The following CPT codes may be reimbursed in 15-minute increments for a maximum of four units or one (1) hour per day, per therapy type and a combined maximum of two (2) hours of therapy per day.
97124 Therapeutic procedure, one or more areas, each 15 minutes; massage, including effleurage, petrissage and/or tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion)
Basically, I use 4 units of Code 97124 per day, which is the maximum you can use per day. A unit is a 15-minute increment, and I am allowed 4 units per day of a theraputic procedure, including massage, effleurage, petrissage, or tapotement.
There ya go!ANOTHER EDIT!
In the replies to this post, I have been called a bitch, disgusting, pathetic, and a pos all for utilizing my own insurance benefits.
I utilize services which are covered by my insurance on a card that I qualify for. I was referred to these services by my chiropractor, who got me pre-approved by the insurance company. I paid the copay until the insurance company send me a refund check saying I did not have to pay a copay.
If you have a problem with it....it's exactly that: your personal problem. It's not mine. Be as mean and rude to me as you would like. You're not going to make me feel bad because I am not doing anything remotely even close to wrong.
For those of you with serious health problems that cannot get good insurance coverage to cover the help you need, I am genuinely sorry. I pray you get the help you need and I am very sorry for your situation.