Never Wait On A Referral For Physical Therapy Again!
Imagine waking up with back pain that only gets worse as the day goes on. You call your doctor’s office and learn that the next available appointment is in three days! That means you’ll be in discomfort for another three days at least. If only there was a faster way to contact someone who could assist you!
There is, and you’re in luck! Every state has passed laws allowing physical therapists to assess and treat patients without requiring a referral from a physician.
With Direct Access, health care becomes more efficient and effective, allowing you to prioritize your recovery with 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 go back to your normal routine more quickly. Direct Access is all about being able to make your own judgments without being constrained by regulations. It gives you control over your medical treatment.
Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of Direct Access, and be sure to contact Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Costa Mesa, CA today if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to be seen by a physical therapist!
What to know about health insurance and direct access
Although the health insurance sector is continually changing, Direct Access covers a wide range of private health insurance carriers.
Medicare will cover the cost of service if the physical therapist sets a treatment plan for the patient. Keep in mind that before beginning treatment, the physical therapist must have the plan of care reviewed and signed off on by a licensed doctor.
Direct Access to physical therapy has many benefits. Including but not limited to:
- 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.
Have you heard these Direct Access myths?
Many people believe that Direct Access refers to outpatient physical therapy; however, it also relates to treatment in pediatric facilities, private home care, school districts, hospitals, and sports fields. Direct Access is much more common than the general public realizes.
Another popular misconception is that Direct Access is not available in all states. In some form, Direct Access is available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While the program continues to have some limitations, the foundation was laid, and regulations will be revised in the future to ensure that you receive the care you need when you want it.
Request an appointment at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today
Direct Access is changing access to 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, schedule an appointment with a Costa Mesa, CA physical therapist.