Fee schedule: Massage therapy

Fee schedule: Massage therapy services
Services include Service code Fee

Massage Therapy visit

5135 $57.95

Acupuncture (per visit)

5130 $44.96

Additional notes:

Massage Therapy visit

  • Visit and payment is not time based. However, a visit is generally one hour in duration.

Acupuncture (per visit)

  • An initial trial of up to six treatments may be allowed.
  • Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing and pre- approved by the WSIB.
  • Must be delivered by a regulated health professional with appropriate training completed at an educational facility that offers a certification program in acupuncture and adheres to the standards of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Payment for reports is included in the fee for massage therapy services. Therefore, a separate report fee should not be submitted to the WSIB.

Fee schedule: Other services massage therapy
Services include Service code Fee

Functional Abilities Form for Planning Early and Safe Return to Work (FAF)

FAF $45.00

Telephone consultation with treating health professional

N/A $45.00

Additional notes:

Request for the completion of the Functional Abilities Form for Planning Early and Safe Return to Work must be initiated by either the worker or employer. Do not include clinical/diagnostic information on the form.

Telephone consultation with treating health professional

  • Call must be initiated by the WSIB to treating health professional.
  • Paid at a flat rate fee regardless of the duration of discussion.

Overview of massage therapy

Payment for massage therapy will be considered when it is recommended by the workers’ primary health professional (i.e. physician, chiropractor, Registered Nurse (EC) or physiotherapist).

  • Massage therapy must be pre-authorized by the WSIB and provided by a Registered Massage Therapist who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
  • Entitlement to massage therapy is handled on a claim-by-claim basis and the length of treatment must be pre-authorized by the WSIB. To assist the WSIB in determining the allowable length of treatment, the Registered Massage Therapist should submit a written treatment plan/report that outlines the expected duration and outcomes.

Note: If there is evidence that the worker is not improving, the WSIB may not pay for continuing treatment.