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Continuing the Conversation: Waist Circumference, Weight Loss & Food Choices
In part
one of this article, I discussed how the utilization of measuring a patient's waist circumference (WC) becomes a valuable anthropometric measurement to gauge health risk. Now  I'll discuss the clinical approach to reducing WC and implementation your practice.

Why You Should Care About Prebiotics (Part 2)
In my last article [January
2018], I discussed the concept of prebiotics (also known as microfood, as a way to avoid the consumer confusion that can occur between the terms probiotic and prebiotic) and began exploring the literature supporting the health benefits of prebiotic soluble fiber.

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Insurance Issues

By Vivian Madison-Mahoney, LMT

Vivian Madison-Mahoney is a licensed massage therapist who for 16 years owned and operated a medically-oriented massage therapy clinic, specializing in physician referrals for auto, workers' compensation and medical cases. She authored the first insurance billing instructional manual for massage therapists and has revised it to her latest, "Manipulate Your Future" Guide to Insurance Billing and Practice Building for Massage Professionals. Vivian was the Insurance Committee Chair for the Florida State Massage Therapy Association for 13 years. She is an approved provider for CE credit hours by Florida and the NCBTMB. She has 21 years of hands-on experience working with all types of insurance situations, helping therapists on a nationwide basis by consulting with them free of charge to prevent disappointments and losses.

Previous Articles

Thanks to My Massage Today Family
  September, 2014 (Vol. 14, Issue 09)
FL PIP Case: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going
  August, 2013 (Vol. 13, Issue 08)
Florida PIP Lawsuit Update
  March, 2013 (Vol. 13, Issue 03)
Florida Legislative Update
FL Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Auto Accident Law Now In Effect
  September, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 09)
Take the Fear Our of Billing Insurance
  November, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 11)
CPT Codes Revealed
  May, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 05)
Completing Your Business-Building Package
  March, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 03)
Insurance Billing Issues: 10-Year Review
  January, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 01)
Insurance Fraud and Massage Therapists
  November, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 11)
Health Care Reform and You
  May, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 05)
Will Health Care Reform Benefit Massage Therapists?
  January, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 01)
An Issue of Reimbursement
  October, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 10)
A Hard-Fought Road to Acceptance
  June, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 06)
Insurance Acceptance and the Economy
  January, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 01)
Accepting Insurance: From A to Z
  July, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 07)
A New Year Brings New Changes
  February, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 02)
A Letter to the Presidential Candidates
  December, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 12)
Tips for Working With Insurance Cases
  October, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 10)
Accept Insurance for Reimbursement: Should I or Shouldn’t I?
  July, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 07)
2006: A Year in Review
  March, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 03)
Get Your National Provider Identifer
  November, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 11)
Off the Beaten Path
  August, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 08)
"Medical Massage" Survey and Results
  May, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 05)
Coding for Insurance Billing and Medicare Issues
  February, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 02)
Top 5 Questions Asked of Me Daily
  November, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 11)
Roberts vs. State Farm Insurance and the Medical Massage Controversy
  August, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 08)
A Call to Action for Massage Therapists
  May, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 05)
New Year's Resolutions
  February, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 02)
About Coding for Insurance Billing
  October, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 10)
Certified Medical Massage Therapists
  July, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 07)
A Word About Insurance Reimbursement
  April, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 04)
A Classic Work Comp Case
  January, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 01)
Feedback on Insurance Issues
  November, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 11)
Working With Injured or Ailing Patients
  August, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 08)
The World of the Injured Worker
  June, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 06)
The "Medical Massage" Controversy
  April, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 04)
What Is HIPAA, and How Does It Affect You? Part II
  February, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 02)
What Is HIPAA, and How Does It Affect You? Part I
  December, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 12)
  October, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 10)
Fight for Your Rights!
  August, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 08)
Insurance Billing
  April, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 04)
What Will Happen to Insurance in the Future? How Will You Be Affected?
  February, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 02)
Insurance Terminology Continued...
  December, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 12)
Insurance Terminology Defined
  November, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 11)
Insurance Billing & Reimbursement Issues
  August, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 08)
Why Should I Consider Accepting Referrals and/or Insurance-Related Cases?
  June, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 06)
Insurance Billing and Reimbursement: Have Confidence, Dare to Take Chances, Prevail
  April, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 04)
Medically Necessary and/or Insurance-Related Cases for Therapists
  January, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 01)
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