Did you know that you don’t need a referral to see a PT?
Consider the following scenario: you wake up with a sore back that is worsening rather than improving. When you phone the doctor, you are told that you will have to wait another three days to be seen. You’ve got three more days of misery ahead of you. If only there was a way to see someone who could assist you sooner!
You’re in luck because there is a solution! Every state has passed legislation that authorizes physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients without the need for a referral from a doctor for 30 days.
Healthcare becomes more effective and efficient when referral hurdles are removed, allowing you to prioritize physical therapy! If you see our physical therapist as soon as possible, you will feel much better!
Direct Access also saves you money and allows you to return to your routine sooner. Direct Access is all about making your own decisions without being bound by rules. It puts you in control of your medical care.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Direct Access, and be sure to contact DonnéFIT Physical Therapy in Philadelphia, PA today if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to be seen by a physical therapist!
Insurance And Direct Access
Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many private health insurance providers are covered under Direct Access, although insurance is continuously changing. Care is covered by Medicare as long as the physical therapist creates a plan of care for the patient. Keep in mind that the physical therapist must have the plan of care reviewed and signed off by a qualified doctor to begin treatment.
Research on direct access Physical treatment has revealed:
- Patients reported a higher level of satisfaction when they received physical therapy through Direct Access versus physician referral.
- Patients receiving physical therapy through direct access versus referral had better outcomes at discharge.
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All around, Direct Access is changing the landscape of healthcare. If you or someone you love would like to learn more about Direct Access to physical therapy, or how physical therapy can combat chronic pain of any sort, call our clinic today to schedule an appointment with a Philadelphia, PA physical therapist.