GET MORE WITH PERFORMANCE PHYSIO
At Performance Physio I believe you can achieve your goals with the right medical care, movement, education, and lifestyle changes. Our “More Than PT” approach is how I help you reach your goals.
The current medical standard continues to preach that we are “fragile”, “broken”, “too old” and can only be treated (not fixed) with prescription drugs, injections, or surgery. Performance Physio was created to provide you with another option. Your body has the amazing ability to adapt and heal itself when provided with the opportunity. I want to give you that opportunity.
Healing and adaptation does not come from cookie cutter exercise handouts, ice packs, ultrasound, and stationary bikes. Traditional Physical Therapy clinics contracted with insurance companies continue to follow these outdated strategies. You will find that Performance Physio is different. I stay away from cookie cutter programs and time wasting modalities to get to the root cause of your problem. I provide the tools to address your specific problem and gain independent, pain free movement.
WHAT IS CASH BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Performance Physio has chosen to practice as a cash based clinic. This decision was based on the quality of care I believe I can provide by not contracting with insurance companies.
With a cash-based treatment model, Performance Physio enters into an agreement with you to provide physical therapy in a manner that both sides agree on, to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. I do this to remain open and transparent so you won’t be hit with a surprise bill at the end of the month.
At Performance Physio you pay at the time of service. This allows me to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, without the added administrative costs associated with third party billing. I accept payment for my services by cash, check, credit/debit card, or a Health Savings Account.
Depending on your insurance company you may be able to submit your claim for out of network reimbursement to reduce your out of pocket expense. Many insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid and some HMOs, will reimburse you at an out of network rate. I am more than happy to assist you with this process.
By choosing to be a cash based practice I am able to combine my background in strength and condition, education, and sport performance to provide “More Than PT” to help you to have the best and healthiest lifestyle possible.
THE BENEFITS OF CASH BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY
I firmly believe the best quality of care comes from not being limited by a 3rd party payor system. The truth is, every diagnosis is different, and should be rehabilitated specific to your individual needs. Unfortunately this gets missed when a Physical Therapy clinic is following the traditional model and relying on an insurance company to receive payment. Too often it is the insurance company, not the well educated Doctor of Physical Therapy that drives the rehabilitation. That being said your out of pocket costs and time investment can actually be LESS with a cash based model.
Let’s take a look and compare two similar cases below. Greg and Rick are both 37 year old men that live an active life. They both strength train regularly and enjoy running in 5k races on the weekends. Both men have recently experienced knee pain that came on without any reason. Neither suffered any injury and their primary care Physician diagnosed them with patella femoral syndrome and refers both men to Physical Therapy. Greg decides to use a cash based clinic, while Rick chooses to go with a traditional Physical Therapy clinic.
For this breakdown we will assume both men have met their yearly deductible so Rick will be required to pay his co-pay which we will say is the national average of $40 per visit. Greg will have to option to submit his claims for out of network reimbursement but for this scenario we will leave that portion out to keep things as simple as possible.
If we look at a standard protocol for a patella femoral pain syndrome diagnosis a healthy individual would need to be seen on average 2 times a week for 8 weeks. At Performance Physio I typically see you 1 time a week while supplying you with a specifically designed home program so you can begin your path to recovery at home. I also see my patients between 6-10 times during the entire plan of care and transition from rehabilitation into performance enhancement and injury prevention.
So let’s take a look at the charts below to compare Greg and Rick’s experience.
At the completion of the 8 weeks of therapy Greg has spent $240 more out of pocket than Rick. Despite rehabilitating the same condition Greg’s commitment to appointments was less than half the time of Rick (10.6 hrs to 23.3 hrs). Plus Greg had a better recovery and was able to return to the lifestyle he wants to have. It also doesn’t take into account Greg enjoying the personalization of his care and developing a relationship with his Therapist.
We must also consider that had Rick not met his deductible his out of pocket cost would have been $1,255 ($150 eval, 13 appointments at $85 each), he would have spent $455 more for a lower quality of care.
Faced with these two paths to recovery, which would you choose for yourself?