During your initial appointment, your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation.
This will consist of collecting a medical history and obtaining relevant and necessary tests and measures based on each individual’s presentation.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than your initial appointment in order to allow ample time for all paperwork to be completed
- What to bring on your first day:
- A prescription or referral from your physician
- Insurance Card
- Driver’s License
- A list of current medications
- Comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for exercise.
- New Patient Forms (to the right). The front desk staff can also provide them for you upon your arrival.
The new patient forms are available to complete on-line or to print and complete prior to your first visit. If you prefer to email the completed documents before your first visit, you may attach the forms in an email with “patient forms” in the subject box and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a patient at FTR, you will play an ACTIVE role in your road to recovery from start to finish.
“Recent research has highlighted the importance of individuals PARTICIPATING IN, and taking RESPONSIBILITY FOR,
their health and recovery… Therefore, we will work as a team to reach your rehabilitation goals.
Click here for insurance and Medicare information.
Once you have scheduled your appointment and have provided insurance information, we will verify your health insurance benefits for Physical Therapy. Additionally, you will receive a verbal summary of your benefits as quoted from your insurance company to us. Please note that insurance quotes are not a guarantee of benefits or coverage. The following is intended to help you better understand our billing process:
- Your therapist will forward your daily charge to our Billing Center.
- Our billing center then submits these charges to your insurance company for payment for services rendered.
- After we receive the first insurance payment, you will be billed for your portion.
- You will receive monthly bills thereafter.
- Co pays are expected at time of service.
Worried About Medicare Coverage?
Explanation of the Medicare Exceptions Process
Due to patients’ recent concerns over Medicare insurance coverage and limitations, a brief explanation of current Medicare coverage has been provided below.
Medicare coverage does have annual limits as to the amount they will reimburse for physical therapy services. Currently the yearly limit is $1890.00 for physical therapy and speech therapy and another $1890.00 for occupational therapy. However, with the exceptions process, Medicare patients may be able to exceed this limit if they fall into an exceptions category in which treatment is medically necessary and provided services meet specified diagnostic and clinical criteria. Many of the diagnoses which fall into this exceptions category are orthopedic in nature and may include but are not limited to: joint replacements, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, most fractures, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and nerve root injuries. If you have additional questions about whether your diagnosis falls into the exceptions category please feel free to contact our clinic.