St.Vincent's physical therapy program provides assessment, evaluation, and treatment for patients with the goal of increasing mobility, strength, endurance, function, healing and effective pain management.
New guidelines in Indiana allow a patient to receive guidance and treatment from a physical therapist without a referral. This new policy is called Self-referral or Direct Access, and is limited to 24 calendar days from the initial physical therapy session. After the 24 days patients will need a physician referral to continue seeing a physical therapist.
All physical therapy self-referral is out-of-pocket, meaning patients cannot bill it through their insurance. In some cases, paying out-of-pocket may be more cost effective (i.e. – if patients have a high deductible).
Benefits of self-referral:
Who is a candidate for self-referral?
Who is not a candidate for self-referral?
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