As co-pays for physical therapy visits approach $50, it’s only natural to start questioning if you’re really getting your money’s worth.Was my physical therapist prepared, ready, and on time for my session? Did I feel like I was the center of attention, or just a number? Did my physical therapist really listen to me and address my needs? Did I get pushed off to a technician or aide? Could I have just done those exercises at home? Did I get any closer to reaching my goals?
These are some of the questions that you should be asking yourself after each session to determine the value of your physical therapy. You shouldn’t leave an appointment wondering if it was worth your time and money. Instead, you should feel totally confident that you made the right choice when it comes to your health.
A SHIFT TOWARD QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Insurance companies have made it difficult for physical therapists to prove their value. Due to dwindling insurance reimbursement dollars, providers are forced to treat people in volume just to survive. How can they possibly make a significant impact on the quality of your life in a high volume treatment environment?
As a result, many physical therapists are starting to venture outside of these insurance networks. Their goal is to spend more quality time with each person individually to make a more meaningful difference in their community.
An out-of-network physical therapist wants you to ask yourself a few important questions. What would you pay to get more undivided time with your physical therapist? What would you pay to get a more holistic approach to physical therapy that gets faster results? What would you pay to return to your active, pain-free lifestyle sooner?
These are some of the questions that inspired us to create Activcore.
Activcore is a physical therapy and performance center that exceeds all expectations. Every session revolves completely around you. And every minute is treated like pure gold to yield an exceptional outcome.
MORE THAN JUST DOLLARS AND CENTS
So how much does it cost to go out-of-network? Maybe less than you think.
On the surface, paying a $50 in-network copay would lead you to believe that seeing a conventional PT would cost you less than paying $160 to see an Activcore PT. But let’s take a closer look…
A $50 co-pay for only 15 minutes of undivided, one-on-one time with a conventional physical therapist would cost you $3.33 per minute. Meanwhile, a private session with an Activcore physical therapist would cost you $2.91 per minute. This rate drops even lower if you have out-of-network insurance coverage. Our billing team is available to verify your insurance benefits and submit claims on your behalf.
Furthermore, you would have to attend more than 3 in-network visits to get the same amount of undivided time with a conventional physical therapist as just 1 visit to Activcore.
Consider the costs associated with attending these additional appointments. That’s more time spent traveling to and from physical therapy. That’s more time spent away from your work, school and/or family. That’s more time spent in pain.
Can you put a price tag on additional weeks of pain? The point is, there are many more factors to consider than just dollars and cents when determining the value of your physical therapy.