Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about what to expect during your physical therapy appointment.
If you are experiencing physical limitations affecting your daily life in any capacity, you need to seek care from a physical therapist at Summit Performance Therapy. The results will speak for themselves.
Unlike other physical therapy clinics that pass you off to an assistant, aid, or trainer, our physical therapist spends the entire session with you and provides you with undivided attention. This personalized experience allows you to obtain your desired results in less time.
We are a participating Medicare provider. However, for all other insurances, we are fee-for-service. We provide a receipt with the necessary codes to allow you to submit a claim if desired. We do not make any guarantees of coverage or reimbursement.
Steadily declining insurance reimbursement coupled with red tape to provide care has continued to plague physical therapy clinics. By being out of network, we don’t rely on the insurance company when making decisions about your health. By collecting the payment upfront, our focus is on achieving the best outcome in the least amount of time.
Although the cost per session may be more out of pocket, there are a few other factors to consider:
- Physical therapists at traditional clinics treat a high volume of patients daily due to declining insurance reimbursement. In many cases, the patients get the physical therapist’s attention for as little as 10 minutes and are handed over to an assistant, aid, or trainer. Oftentimes, the patient is asked to complete exercises that can be completed on their own.
- With the rising healthcare costs, you may have a high deductible insurance plan or a high copay amount. You may have to go to traditional therapy 3-4x more to achieve the same benefits. Thus, in many cases, the out-of-pocket expense for the course of traditional physical therapy may be more.
- The bottom line is that YOUR time is valuable, we want to optimize your results, and get you out of pain and back to enjoying life.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the number listed on the website.
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