As far as referrals from doctors, that is varied. Some doctors "believe" in this and some don't. Frequently the osteopaths do, chiropractors, and then newer docs. I do get some referrals, and as far as insurance, that varies greatly, also.
Depends on your state, the type of insurance, the separate policies, etc. Many variables. Sometimes work comp can pay, sometimes general liability insurance (such as for an auto accident) And of course you would have to have a doctors order, just like for physical therapy, etc. Generally, at this time, most likely insurance will not pay. This is for outpatient/office visits.
Now for the hospital, I am in the process of setting up
massage in our hospital. Talkin with the DON and getting info from other hospitals that have it set up. there is a web site,
hbmn.com (hospital based massage network) that offers all kinds of into on setting it up, insurance, etc. But I just paid my money and learned that they no longer are sending out newsletters and you have to pay for all the ones in the past, and all the info that seemed to be included with the subscription.
So we will see if and how much insurance/medicare pay sometime. I will post what I find out as I find it!!!