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  • 22 Sep 2017 7:05 PM | Melody Morton Gandy (Administrator)

    It's time, again, to Plan the Future of OMTA.  We want to hear from you!! Please, share with us what you see OMTA doing in the future. Any ideas about how OMTA can help LMT's.  We are continuing to look for those who will step up to the challenge and help lead the organization be the best it can be.  Register now and  Join us Saturday, October 22, 1:00 PM.

  • 14 Sep 2016 7:16 AM | Melody Morton Gandy (Administrator)

    Oregon Massage Therapists Association is looking for information, feedback and volunteers.  

    Our burning question is : why do or don't LMTs choose to join a professional organization?

    As this organization moves forward into planing for the upcoming year, we want to know what LMTs in OR want more of and how we as a group can come together to bring more value to our community. 

    We encourage & welcome anyone who is able to step forward to help the organization to do so.  There are many ways you can contribute, please review the About tab, Executives for more information and contact us.

    Thank you in advance for all feedback and support.

  • 24 Oct 2015 4:39 PM | Melody Morton Gandy (Administrator)

    Oakway Fitness Center has authorized a Corporate Special for OMTA Members!

    Oakway Fitness Center 170 Oakway Rd, Eugene OR 97401  541-343-3314

    They have a calendar full of wonderful classes such as; Cycle, Qi Gong, Cardio, Pilates, Yoga, a variety of dances and more.

    Just go in, tell them you are an Oregon Massage Therapists Association Member to get your discount on 1-3 year Membership: $23/mo. They also offer a Month - Month Membership.

    Let's take advantage of the opportunity to support a local business, keep fit and get a nice discount.

  • 24 Apr 2012 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you bill insurance, you need to be aware that in Oregon, you can no longer bill for CPT codes that reflect specific other licensed practices.  For example, code 97001: PT Evaluation.  This code implies that you are a licensed Physical Therapist (if you hold dual licensure, you can bill under your PT license).  The repercussions can be relatively minimal (insurance companies refusing to pay for services under that billing code) to more drastic (potential investigation/penalties) for practicing outside of scope.

    This is a frustrating issue for many LMTs, but after discussion with a PT professional association, the PT Board, and the AMA CPT panel massage therapy representative, it was determined that this code is not appropriate for massage therapists to use.  The CPT panel is looking at alternatives for massage therapists to bill for evaluations, but it is a slow process and there is nothing concrete to report on the status of potential changes at this time.

    If you have successfully billed for this code in the past, please know that insurance companies may begin denying billing under these codes.  LMTs are currently expected to bill the same as for treatment time (i.e., 97124).

    Any LMT billing insurance needs to ensure that they are doing so legally and ethically.  Please be aware that this is your responsibility to know this information and stay current with it, and it may vary from what you were taught in an insurance billing class.
  • 22 Oct 2010 1:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    ABMP recently changed the affinity member discount.  Previously, it was $50.00 annually.  Now it is $24.00 annually.  You can receive this discount at the Professional level (regular $199, with discount $175), or at the Certified level (regular $229, with discount $205).  When an OMTA member renews with ABMP, they must REQUEST this discount.  Questions about insurance or pricing should be directed to ABMP.  Questions about OMTA membership status can be directed to the current OMTA Membership Coordinator.
  • 02 Jun 2010 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Bruno De Block, a long-time LMT who practiced in Bend, and had served in a variety of capacities with OMTA, including as President from 2006-2008, passed away June 1, 2010.  For information about Bruno, where to send donations for his daughter's college fund, and other information, please visit his blog at www.brunodeblock.com.  
  • 07 Feb 2010 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This has been under construction for nearly a year now, and we are finally up and...well...crawling.  Updates will be made periodically and your feedback is welcome.  (Feedback can be sent to info@bennouri.net until the feedback page is up and running.)

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