Question: What exactly do you mean by "Fee for Service"?
Answer: We are a fee-for-service provider, meaning your insurance is not billed for services provided. If your particular insurance has out-of-network benefits or a Health Savings Account, it may be possible to get reimbursed by your insurance company for the treatment you receive. In this case, a Superbill can be provided to you to assist with this process. It is the client’s responsibility to contact their insurance to determine if reimbursement is possible. We do accept Cash, Check, most major credit cards and Health Savings Debt Cards/Checks.
Question: What is the cost difference between Fee for Service PT vs. Traditional Insurance PT?
Answer: The truth of the matter is Fee for Service PT may be more cost effective for some patients. Let’s look at the numbers. The table below shows the cost associated with 20 visits to a Physical Therapist at a Fee for Service clinic vs an insurance-based clinic with a variety of different co-pays. We used 20 visits because that is the typical amount of visits insurance companies allow patients per year. We are also assuming that in a Traditional PT setting, patients are often see the PT for only 50% of the visit. We have factored that reality into your cost per minute.
It would appear that the traditional PT setting at $30 or even $50 per visit would be cheaper, but if you factor in the potential for a reimbursement by a insurance provider and zero potential to get reimbursed for those Co-Pay visits, then a Fee for Service PT would end up being equal to a $30 Co-Pay. Yes, you might have to do a little paperwork with your insurance company, but you could be receiving almost 50% more one-on-one time with the Doctor vs. your time spent at a Traditional PT. It is also important to remember that if a patient has not met their deductible, they may get stuck with the entire bill at the end of their PT care if they are attending a traditional PT practice.
In summary, Fee for Service PT offers better services, more one-on-one time with the DPT, and likely less overall time and money.
Question: What are the benefits of Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
After making a diagnosis, physical therapists create personalized treatment plans that help their patients improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.
Physical therapists empower people to be active participants in their own treatment, and they work collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure patients receive comprehensive care.
Maximize Your Movement
Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems.
Participate In Your Recovery
Physical therapists work collaboratively with their patients and clients. Treatment plans are designed for each person’s individual goals, challenges, and needs.
Opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. In some situations, dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy for most long-term pain.
Before you undergo expensive or invasive surgery, try physical therapy. For some conditions, including meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease, treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery.
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Question: What Impact Does Dry Needling Have on Health?
Answer: The Colorado Association of Physical Therapist have put together a very informative presentation explaining the positive affects of Dry Needling on your health. Please visit the following link for additional information.
Question: How can physical therapy help with the opiod crisis?
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