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 email@example.com. We do have a cancellation policy and may require upfront payment or reserve the right to discharge you if three or more cancels occur.
I’ve loved my experience here. The staff was MOST EXCELLENT. Buena and Rodney were mostly my helpers. Both were attentive, respectful, and professional. You have a staff that you should certainly be proud of. Thank you for helping me. I appreciate everything you’ve done to help get me back to my Life.
a nice place everyone is nice to you here. they care about you a lot they want you to get better.
It was amazing that I walked in with such pain and weakness that I thought I was going to be on disability and the next step was a wheelchair. After 18 weeks of work with the trainers, I feel that I have a new expectation that I can do anything.
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!
Excellent therapist with great skills and very knowledgeable in the field. I would highly recommend him for therapy to patients of any age. I am now playing golf again without back pain.
Very helpful! It gave me the ability to return to my sport as soon as possible.
I feel 100% better than when I arrived. Great Staff , Good program , Thanks for getting me back on track.
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.
My experience at AthletePlus, was the best. They helped me be more flexible and a strengthening my hip.
it was good. everyone was very nice and helped me a lot with my ankles. thinks guys, I am feeling great!