Did You Know That You Don’t Need A Referral For PT? Find Out More About Direct Access!
Think you need a referral from a physician to see a physical therapist? Well, think again! Every state allows for evaluation and treatment from a physical therapist without a doctor’s referral with Direct Access legislation. Eliminating barriers results in more effective and quicker healthcare.
Think about it. You wake up with an aching back that gets worse instead of better. You call the doctor and discover that you can’t be seen for three more days. That’s three more days of pain. With Direct Access to a physical therapist like Courcier Clinic, you can see a physical therapist today and jump-start your recovery. The sooner you get to see a PT, the sooner you’ll be on the road to feeling better. Plus, it saves you money and allows you to get back to your regular lifestyle more quickly.
As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Courcier Clinic Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need. We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff. We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.
Direct Access is all about making personal choice without regulations. It puts you in the driver’s seat of your own healthcare!
Which Insurance Plans Cover Direct Access?
Although insurance is always changing Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and many private health insurance companies are covered under Direct Access. As long as the physical therapist establishes a plan of care for the patient, care is covered under Medicare. Just keep in mind that for continued treatment, the physical therapist must have the plan of care approved and signed off by a licensed doctor.
Studies About Direct Access in Physical Therapy Have Shown That:
- 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.
All around, Direct Access is changing the landscape of healthcare! Schedule your appointment with Courcier Clinic today to find relief from your pain.