Health Options Institute

Empowering Students to Succeed for Over 34 Years


Practice Procedures, Policies, & Ethics

(21.5 Hours)

This very practical course teaches professional office procedures and etiquette, either working for someone else or for yourself.  Advertising do's and don'ts, resume writing, interview skills, communication skills, employment agreements, and legal contracts will be covered.  Legal concepts (including lawsuit protection), insurance billing (including current Blue Cross/Blue Shield regulations as they relate to massage), SOAP notes (client session documentation using standard abbreviations & terminology and establishing a treatment plan) will be taught.  Ways to run your office more efficiently will be covered, including office forms for referrals, massage questionnaire, consent, release, progress, pain chart, HCFA 1500.  Students will also learn a variety of hands-on techniques which really produce results including trigger points and trigger point patterns and use of the Intra cell.  The major effects of medical massage and healing phases are covered.  This is a highly popular course that really puts it all together for the student.


Practice Procedures, Policies, and Ethics is instructed by Dr. Richard V. Simeone, D.C.