A patient of ours texted a few days ago, "I hear word on the street is that Lindy Physical Therapy is no longer taking insurance?"
This is mostly true as I have been transitioning to out-of-network with all insurances since last July. I no longer accept Medicare patients and never have accepted Medicaid. That being said, for the rare few who have out-of-network benefits that actually pay you can still use them here, you just have to do all the contacting of the insurance company yourself. We provide you with the coded superbill (and the clinical notes if asked for from the insurance company) and you pay cash up front for the services and get reimbursed based on benefits from your insurance.
The reasoning for this is twofold: the primary reason for the transition is I like to give my patients my full attention and what was happening when we were filing insurance is I would give each patient their full hour of treatment and then I was buried with a mountain of clinical notes at the end of the day. I was cleaning my desk the other day and came across one of my old reports that showed the notes that were due and it was like 25 notes. That translates to a minimum of 10-12 hours of extra work. If any of those notes were evals or progress notes - add an hour per eval each and that used to be my entire weekend. The other reason is because I am tired of not getting paid by insurance. It is an interesting thing jumping through all their hoops and then still getting told no after everything looks like it is going to be yes. What I do is specialized and there is only so much of me to go around so I choose to focus my energies on improving your health rather than dealing with insurance.