Can I choose where I receive physical therapy?
YES. By federal law, it is always your choice where you receive your care. A physician can recommend a facility or provider, but ultimately you have the right to choose where you receive your care.
Is physical therapy covered by insurance?
Yes, physical therapy (PT) is typically covered by insurance. You will have a co-pay or deductible / co-insurance based on your health insurance plan. We will verify your PT benefits so you will know your estimated costs at your initial visit.
We are in the network providers for almost all insurance companies including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthspring, Cigna and United Health Care.
Do I need a referral?
The state of Tennessee allows you to receive PT benefits for a limited time without a referral. We will contact your physician with our initial findings to establish a plan of care. If you choose to be seen without a referral, we will explain these limitations in greater detail at your initial visit, or feel free to contact us at (615) 849-8550 for more specifics.
Insurance will pay for PT without a referral within these guidelines. If you are covered by Medicare or any Tricare policy, you MUST have a physician's referral.
How much does
physical therapy cost?
On average, a PT visit costs $80 to $120. You would be responsible for your deductible / co-insurance or co-payment as directed by your insurance plan. PT can be considered a specialist by your insurance and, therefore, subject to a higher co-pay. You may contact your insurance company, or we will verify with your insurance company how PT is treated. This particular estimate is based on a typical 45-minute treatment session.
Is payment expected when services are rendered?
Yes, payment is expected when services are provided.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably as you will be performing some exercises at every treatment. We have gowns and shorts available in the clinic when needed, too.
Should I take my
medication before coming?
Always take your medication as prescribed by your physician. Taking pain medication before PT will not hide the symptoms from us. We will be able to determine the problem even if you are taking pain medication.