FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS CASH-BASED OR FEE-FOR-SERVICE THERAPY? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
In traditional therapy settings, patients are billed based on a gross estimate that depends on a number of factors including the rate the insurance provider has previously arranged with the medical provider, what specific services are provided, and the amount of time actually spent with the therapist. Patients are given a rough estimate of the cost of services. At Julie Lee Physical Therapy, you are paying a flat rate with no hidden costs.
The fee-for-service model allows therapists to focus on one patient at a time, provide appropriate manual therapy services, and to be active in the prescription and modification of exercises.
WHAT IS TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING?
Trigger Point Dry Needling is a myofascial technique used in the treatment of trigger points within the muscle. A thin mono filament needle is placed within the muscle to illicit a twitch response. This is similar to a "reset" to this muscle, at which time re-educating movement through exercise or neurological re-education is initiated.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM A PHYSICIAN?
In Indiana, you may see a Physical Therapist for 42 calendar days without a script or referral from a physician. Please know that some insurance plans require pre-authorization prior to starting Physical Therapy. For more information, please reach out and we will provide you with a BENEFITS WORKSHEET so you know exactly what questions to ask of your individual insurance policy.
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
In order to provide quality, individualized service, Julie Lee Physical Therapy is a fee for service provider, meaning we do not deal directly with your chosen insurance company. Fees are due at the time of service, and we accept cash, check, credit, debit, HSA/FSA. However, we are considered an out-of-network provider and will provide you with a BENEFITS WORKSHEET to call regarding your chosen plan in order to be reimbursed.
CAN I COME TO PHYSICAL THERAPY WITHOUT AN INJURY FOR PREVENTATIVE CARE?
Traditionally physical therapists are seen after an injury or surgery, but it is very appropriate and can be helpful to see a therapist on a wellness basis. Much like you might have a twice yearly "check-in" with a dentist to be sure you are brushing/flossing effectively, a Physical Therapy check-in can be very beneficial in injury and pain prevention.