What is Direct Access?
In Pennsylvania, a patient can be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist that holds a Direct Access license for up to 30 days without a referral from a physician. Basically, we can be your first stop on your road to recovery.
What does Direct Access mean for you?
Say for example, you twisted your ankle or started having back pain and needed physical therapy to recover. With Direct Access you are able to bypass going to a doctor's appointment to get a referral for physical therapy. Direct Access not only saves you the time of visiting your doctor, it can also save you money.
Is Direct Access covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies will pay for treatment under direct access. It is always best to check with your insurance company to see if their payment is dependent on a referral.
What happens after 30 days?
If you require treatment for longer than 30 days, we will assist you in getting a physician’s order for continued treatment.
I have medicare / medicare replacement insurance, can I use Direct Access?
Currently the state of Pennsylvania restricts anyone with Medicare and Medicare Replacement plans, Access, Auto Insurance and Workers’ Compensation from using Direct Access. However, we will be happy to assist you in obtaining a required physician order.
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