BLUE CROSS BUE SHIELD (BCBS)
CARE FIRST BLUE CHOICE
HEALTH NET (AUTH. REQUIRED)
PRIORITY PARTNERS (DOCTORS SCRIPT REQUIRED)
MEDICARE (DOCTORS SCRIPT REQUIRED)
ONE NET PPO
NALC BENEFIT PLAN
MDIPA/OPTIMUM CHOICE (REFERRAL REQUIRED FROM PCP)
US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
*ALL AUTO AND PIP ACCEPTED
*ALL WORKERS COMP ACCEPTED (AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED)
MARYLAND’S DIRECT ACCESS POLICY
Our licensed physical therapists, occupational therapist and (Certified Hand Therapists) can see and treat you without a doctor’s referral. If there are any special circumstances that require a physician consultation, we will contact a local physician directly to get you an immediate appointment. Please note: Medicare patients and Workers Comp cases do require a physician’s referral.
Your choice of Physical Therapist is just that—your choice. Physicians often recommend patients to a physical therapist that they trust. Insurance companies will provide a list of physical therapists that are “in-network” with your plan. Ultimately you should choose a place where you feel comfortable and that meets your needs.
Maryland is a “direct access” state therefore our licensed therapists can see and treat you without a physician’s referral. If there are any special circumstances that require a physician consultation, we will contact a local physician directly to get you an immediate appointment.
Only your insurance company can set your co-pay. Our office staff will handle the authorization process and report back to you with accurate information regarding your policy’s Physical Therapy coverage.
Our goal is to relieve pain and minimize any discomfort. There are two ways to measure progress: 1) you have decrease pain or 2) you are able to increase your activity without increasing pain. Sometimes you might develop muscle soreness from working muscles that you have not used. In any situation it is important to inform your therapist of any changes in pain you may have during and after each session.
A thorough exam and comprehensive evaluation is performed to determine whether or not physical therapy will achieve your expected goals. With your medical history and test results complete, your physical therapist can gain a clear understanding of your condition, identify your limitations, and establish a plan of care.
We will implement your plan of care through an evidence based practice and approach that is specifically personalized to your condition, age, and activity level.
Your therapist will begin treatment on your first session.
- Primary and secondary* insurance cards
- Picture ID
- Prescription if referred by a physician
- Surgery report, MRI, and x-ray results (if your doctor has not already sent them)
- Any brace, splint or crutches that have been issued by your physician
- Comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement (shorts are recommended if we are treating your hip or knee)
*If you have a secondary insurance plan, please inform us of the secondary insurance when you schedule.
Please be prepared with the following prior to scheduling:
- The name of your adjuster
- Phone number of adjuster
- Claim number
You should plan on each session lasting a minimum of 50 minutes and a maximum of 75 minutes. Remember, sessions are based on individual treatment plans, which will vary.
If there are any changes in your level of pain, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist or our staff and let us know. The therapist will recommend you keep your appointment to help assess your pain and to implement treatment. If you re-injured or sustained a new injury the therapist will call and get you an immediate appointment with your physician.
Please do not hesitate to give your therapist a call if you feel your symptoms have returned. At that time the therapist will determine if you need a reevaluation or to continue with your home exercise program.