Updated: Apr 11
"The value of accreditation to inspire confidence in the massage therapy profession"
The October Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Claims and Anti-Fraud Conference in Windsor, ON brought together insurance leaders working in the areas of health insurance claims operations and anti-fraud.
CMTCA Executive Director Kathrina Loeffler, Accreditation Specialist Scott Andrew, and Board Members and Massage Therapy Educators Robynne Madill and Andrew Lewarne, presented a workshop on "The value of accreditation to inspire confidence in the massage therapy profession”. This was a valuable learning and networking opportunity for CMTCA, with many attendees and speakers focussed on improving healthcare and health insurance for Canadians.
CMTCA's interactive presentation discussed how variations in regulation of the profession, inconsistent pandemic responses, and incidents of sexual assault and fraudulent practice, have challenged trust in massage therapy. Presenters demonstrated how education accreditation can help to re-establish that trust. By the end, participants in this well-attended session had an in-depth understanding of how a CMTCA accredited education is an added assurance that a massage therapist is qualified and prepared to provide safe, ethical, quality health services.