The following FINANCIAL POLICY is included in your New Patient Packet
|We want to thank you for choosing AthletePlus as your healthcare provider. We are sure you understand that payment for this healthcare is your responsibility. The following information outlines your financial responsibilities related to payment for professional services: Required at Check In:
Payment Options: Check, Echeck, Credit Card (Am Ex, Master Card, Visa), Apple Pay, PayPal, Care Credit.
AutoPay/Recurring Payment Plans, Direct Self Pay/Membership Programs and Care Credit Financing available.
Collections Policy – Balances held over 90 days are subject to 1% interest charge or will be sent to Collection Agency with patient responsible for all fees.
_______ Initial *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONLY A VERIFICATION OF BENEFITS, NOT A GUARANTEE AND IS SUBJECT
TO CHANGE. ANY AMOUNTS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.*
I understand I will be responsible for the amounts shown above. As a courtesy, we verify insurance benefits for patients. This in
no way guarantees that your insurance company will pay exactly as quoted, benefits cannot be guaranteed over the phone. This
facility is not responsible for obtaining or being aware of your policy requirement for referrals from your primary care physician,
pre-certifications, or limits with your specific policy. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company; therefore the responsibility lies with you, the patient, to be aware of this information. We will assist you if necessary to help
you obtain this information. AthletePlus, is not obligated to withhold statements or to wait until settlement has been made
before receiving payment for services. I understand that payment will be collected at the beginning each visit. AthletePlus
does offer payment plans for your convenience; however we do reserve the right to refuse treatment if payment is not paid
as per this agreement.
|* For MVA and/or Patients with Attorneys who will not use their Health or Auto Insurance: We agree to bill third party liable parties (ex. MVA/Attorney cases) when we have all the claim information the patient has signed a medical lien. The patient, at the time of service will be responsible for a $25 lien fee filed at Washington County Courthouse and an initial payment of $75 for the evaluation. Should the third party be dismissed or limits exceeded, the patient will be billed at our self pay rates and be responsible for any collection fees. Also, we will only hold these charges for up to 20 months unless payment is received and we will not negotiate fees at the time of settlement.|
AthletePlus understands everyone is pressed for time. Our regular hours are 8 – 6 but we treat during lunch hours and can make exceptions with early appointments when it is the only option to get your treatment.
Many physicians own their own therapy department. While there are some good therapists working for physicians, many studies have demonstrated disadvantages to the patient. One study found physician-owned clinics treat patients for 50 percent more visits than do independent clinics (1) Another study demonstrated that self-referral increases the cost of medical care covered by workers’ compensation for each of the three types of service studied physical therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (2) Still one more study indicated that licensed and non-licensed therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics and physical therapy assistants were substituted for physical therapists. Physicians will claim they work better with therapist on site and a better continuum of care. Private practice therapists are very qualified and always follow protocols set by orthopedic physicians.
Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.
All PTs must receive a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. The majority of programs offer the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.
Yes and it is called Direct Access. Currently, all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) allow patients to be evaluated by a physical therapist without a physician’s prior referral. Physical therapists are well-qualified, both through formal education and clinical training, to evaluate a patient’s condition, assess his or her physical therapy needs and, if appropriate, safely and effectively treat the patient. Physical therapists are also well-qualified to recognize when patients demonstrate conditions, signs and symptoms that should be evaluated by other health care professionals before therapy is instituted. Restrictions in access to care cause delays in the provision of physical therapists’ services to individuals who would benefit from treatment by a physical therapist. Delays in care result in higher costs, decreased functional outcomes, and frustration to patients seeking physical therapy treatment. Eliminating arbitrary barriers results in timely, more effective care. For example, a 2012 study in Spine states if you hurt your back, starting PT within the first 14 days can save you on average over $2700.
That will depend on your diagnosis, evaluation, plan of care, and response to treatment in whether your goals are getting you back to work, to sports, or just an active lifestyle. Your doctor or insurance also may dictate the number of visits. Our goal is to achieve this goals and give you the tools to prevent it from returning.
AthletePlus will complete a care plan that requires attendance for an optimal recovery. One reason many patients do not improve is because of inconsistent attendance patterns or many cancels. There are many reasons to keep all of your visits.
If possible, please allow 24 notice if you can not make your appointment. There are usually other patients that could have used that appointment time. If you need to cancel or re-schedule, call 751-8437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We do have a cancellation policy and may require upfront payment or reserve the right to discharge you if three or more cancels occur.
Extremely helpful in helping my recovery from my injury. They were able to provide a program that helped me progress as smooth and quick as possible.
Great experience. Always felt motivated to work my hardest and knew that the therapists were truly caring about my recovery.
My experience was great! They are all very nice and very helpful, the workers here do a great job, and also make you feel very comfortable by building a relationship with their patients. They also strive to get you at the level you need to be at, and will give it their all to get you there. I would recommend everyone I know to go to Athlete Plus!
“I appreciated the professional and knowledgeable way in which the injury treatment was handled. I would not hesitate to offer this resource to others with similar needs regarding treatment for athletic injuries.” Triathlete and former cross country coach treated for low back pain and hamstring strain
My experience here was amazing! I had great service and a speedy recovery thanks to AthletePlus!
Excellent, Chris predicted 3 months of work and it was just at 3 months. I have great range of motion now in my shoulder. Chris and Rodney pushed me and the work paid off. Lindsi is always cheerful, helpful and sweet. x
My experience at AthletePlus was very helpful in relieving my pain by increasing my strength and range of motion. Prior to receiving treatment, because of the pain, I was unable to sleep through the night. Now, I am able to resume normal sleep habits along with all other daily activities.
“Thank you Chris and the AthletePlus team for all your help in getting my knee back to “normal”. I can use it again with ease and no pain”
i connected with the staff. i had fun and I am glad i dont have to get surgery.
Very enjoyable. Instruction was concise and focus on my injury was expertly addressed. Chris let me describe in detail my injury and built a program specific to treating my issue.