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 you should ask yourself after each session in order to help determine the value of your physical therapy. You shouldn’t leave an appointment wondering if it was worth your time. After all, you have enough to worry about. Instead, you should feel totally confident that you made the right choice when it comes to your health.
A SHIFT TOWARDS QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Insurance companies have made it difficult for physical therapists to prove their worth. Due to dwindling insurance reimbursement dollars, providers are forced to treat people in volume just to survive. In this high volume environment, how can they possibly make a significant impact on the quality of your life?
As a result, many physical therapists are venturing outside of the insurance networks. They are simply trying to spend more quality time with each person individually in order to deliver better care for a better outcome.
Here are some more questions to ask yourself when calculating the value of your physical therapy. How much do you value the undivided attention from your physical therapist? How much do you value a total body approach that gets faster results? How much do you value returning to your active, pain-free lifestyle sooner?
These are some of the questions that inspired us to create Activcore, a treatment experience that exceeds all expectations. One that revolves completely around you, where every minute of every session is treated like pure gold.
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, only paying a $50 in-network copay would lead you to believe that seeing a conventional PT will cost you less than paying $160 per session to see an Activcore PT. But let’s take a closer look…
A $50 co-pay for only 15 minutes of actual time spent with the conventional physical therapist will cost you $3.33 per minute. Meanwhile, a private 55-minute session with the Activcore physical therapist will cost you $2.91 per minute. This rate drops even lower if you have out-of-network insurance coverage.
Furthermore, you would have to attend more than 3 in-network visits to get the same amount of undivided time with the 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 true value of your physical therapy.