In 2008, Minnesota changed their law regarding direct patient access to physical therapy. Direct access is having the ability to receive care from a physical therapist without a referral. A patient is able to receive care for up to 90 days without a referral. A referral can come from a physician, chiropractor, dentist, podiatrist and/or an advanced practice nurse. Some of the benefits of direct access include avoiding unnecessary delays in care and saving the patients money.
Anyone can legally go to physical therapy for care, whether or not your insurance covers the cost is different. If your insurance requires a doctors order, then you will need to have one for insurance to cover it. If you want to pay out of pocket, you do not require a doctors order.
For information about the services we offer, visit www.physicaltherapyptc.com. Last but certainly not least, give us a call at 1-888-THERAPY if you have questions! We can help you determine if direct access is available to you under your insurance plan!
PTC_therapy October 17th, 2018
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