For Doctors

Medical Massage and Medical Acupuncture

Your patient has come to you and requested us for medical massage and medical acupuncture and requests that we bill his/her insurance.  As a medical provider, we must meet insurance and legal requirements of medical necessity.  Therefore, the following PDF is a form that needs to be completed and signed by you.

Many insurance companies require a treatment plan for massage therapy. Washington State Labor and Industry require a medical referral for Acupuncture for Lower Back pain.

Chronic and Acute Pain Treatment Plan:  We suggest for chronic and acute cases, two massages a week for three weeks, then re-evaluation of pain and function before ordering additional treatments from you.  Additional treatments for massage therapy is typically 8 treatments, one massage a week for 8 weeks, until chief complaint is resolved.

Motor Vehicle Accident Massage Treatment Plan: 2 massage a week for 6 weeks, then 1 massage a week for 8 weeks.  Re-evaluate for pain and function with progress report faxed to you at end of treatment cycle.  Our office does not accept third party claims.

Washington State Labor and Industry:

Massage Therapy: 2 massage a week for 3 weeks.  L&I require a prescription for the initial 6 treatments, then an additional prescription for an additional 6 treatments upon prior approval with second prescription.

LNI Acupuncture for Lower Back pain – Pilot Program 2018: 10 acupuncture treatments available with Physician referral for acupuncture.


See referral letter and form below.

Upon request, we will keep you informed of the treatments and results by sending copies of our S.O.A.P (treatment notes) notes to you.  We thank you for your trust and understanding of our supportive medical services.Please call us if you would like us to send you a referral package for your office, or if you would like massage/acupuncture prescription pads.  We can send those to you immediately.We look forward to our association and your direction.

A Better Way Massage & Acupuncture

Phone: 360-366-4216

Fax: 360-778-1362