The best MSP billing software for RMT. Integrated with WorkSafeBC and group benefits billing.

Our MSP billing software for RMT checks MSP coverage.

Not every patient is eligible for MSP coverage for massage therapy, but Claim Manager will tell you which ones are.

Is patient covered by MSP?

Check every service for MSP coverage to know when to bill MSP for the visit.

When MSP coverage ends?

Check remaining MSP coverage to make a treatment plan for the patient.

When MSP coverage started?

Check MSP coverage for past dates if billing for massage for past visits.

Our MSP billing software for RMT prevents mistakes.

Create MSP claims quickly and eliminate mistakes when doing MSP billing for massage therapy.

Catch up on your MSP billing

Fell behind in your MSP billing? Create up to ten MSP claims at once.

Avoid duplicate MSP claims

Not sure what dates you billed? Preview past visits on the calendar.

Don’t miss a single MSP claim

Check patient’s billing history to catch any missing MSP claims.

Our MSP billing software for RMT automates tasks.

Claim Manager automates time-consuming tasks: fills in your forms, calculates your balances and remembers codes.

ICD-9 codes for RMT

Easily select a sticky diagnostic code from the RMT catalog.

Assignment of MSP benefits

Print ready-to-sign authorization form if collecting MSP benefits yourself.

Roll-over the balance

Bill the visit balance to a group benefits plan or the patient if opt out.

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Distribution of RMT by MSP revenues

less than $10,000
$10,000 to $49,9999

BC, 2013/2014

Less than one per cent of RMT received over $10K from MSP in the year 2013/2014. For comparison, 25 per cent of chiropractors received that much.


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Educate Yourself About MSP Billing for RMT

The more you understand about the MSP billing rules for RMT, the simpler it gets.

What RMT can bill MSP for their services?

The massage therapy can qualify as an MSP benefit if the massage therapist is
  • licensed by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) and
  • enrolled with MSP.
MSP enrollment status, and, therefore, the possession of an active MSP billing number, is contingent upon the massage therapist’s continued licensure by the College. Any change in licensure, such as the renewal of a temporary license or specialty, must be reported to MSP to avoid refusal of claims.
MSP-Enrolled RMT
BC, 2013/2014

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MSP fee schedule for RMT

MSP set up a single fee item code for massage therapy:
  • 09948 – Massage Therapy Service, $23.00.
  1. This item is applicable only to patients who have MSP Premium Assistance status.
  2. Subject to 1) above, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathic, non-surgical podiatry, and physical therapy services are benefits up to a combined maximum of 10 visits per patient per calendar year.
  3. Only payable if an adequate clinical record has been created and maintained.
The amount that an RMT can bill to the MSP Premium Assistance patients depends on the massage therapist’s enrollment status with MSP. Opted In RMT can charge only $23 per a visit for up to a ten visits a year. Opted Out RMT can charge more than that, but they can bill MSP for only $23.
MSP benefits can be paid to the patient, the RMT or the clinic. The MSP payee is determined by the massage therapist’s setup with MSP Teleplan. Hard Opt Out RMT are never payees of MSP benefits. Opted In and Soft Opted Out RMT can have MSP payments sent to the health practitioner or the clinic. Once the payee is determined it cannot be changed from claim to claim until there is a change in the MSP setup. Learn more about MSP enrollment for allied health professionals.

How much did you get? How much will you get next year?

What patients are eligible for MSP benefits for RMT services?

Not all holders of MSP BC Services Card are eligible for massage therapy coverage. Those who may be eligible include
  • MSP Premium Assistance Recipients;
  • Income Assistance recipients;
  • Convention refugees;
  • Inmates of B.C. Correctional Facilities;
  • Individuals enroled with MSP through the At Home Program;
  • Residents of long term care facilities receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS);
  • Individuals enroled with MSP as Mental Health Clients; and
  • First Nations individuals with valid B.C. Medical Plan coverage through the First Nations Health Authority.
We will refer to all these patients’ groups as MSP Premium Assistance patients or simply MSP patients.
It is important to check MSP coverage for the patient before rendering a massage therapy service. If MSP coverage is declined, practitioners need to bill the patient or his/her group benefits plan. There are several reasons why the MSP coverage might be declined:
  • The patient is not on MSP premium assistance,
  • MSP has already paid for ten visits in the current calendar year,
  • The patient’s MSP premium assistance status was revoked or expired midyear,
  • The patient’s MSP insurance is cancelled.
MSP premium assistance might be revoked midyear (often on 1st of July) when the CRA informs HIBC about any changes in patient’s income in a previous tax year. To check the MSP coverage on a date of service use built-in MSP coverage check in Claim Manager.  The MSP coverage for massage therapy services can be verified instantly on any day in the last six months.
MSP benefits have an annual limit of $230 per a patient. This limit includes ten combined visits to allied health professionals, such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopathic doctors, physical therapists and non-surgical podiatrists. All ten visits can be used up for massage therapy or they can be split between all listed health care professionals.
BC, 2013/2014
Average number of annual RMT visits per a patient
BC, 2013/2014

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Regulatory compliance of RMT

Soft Opt Out massage therapists or their clinics can be payees of MSP benefits only if the patients agree to that. The Assignment of MSP Benefits form must be signed by every MSP Premium Assistance patient and kept in the patient’s file.
MSP enrolled massage therapists and/or their MSP patients are not eligible for MSP payments if the audit determines that their clinical records are not adequate. For more information on adequate record keeping see  MSP billing for allied health care professionals.

MSP benefits for massage therapy and GST

Are MSP benefits for massage therapy services subject to GST?

According to Section 9 of Part II of Schedule V of Excise Tax Act, MSP benefits are not subject to GST services. That means that if a massage therapy fee is $100 and MSP covers $23, GST is applied only to the amount of $77. Always take care to verify tax information as the laws can change. This information is not a tax advise. With questions call CRA GST support line at 1-800-959-8287.

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