In August 2018 Governer Rauner signed the
Direct Access Law. This means that you can go directly to a Brightmore Physical Therapy clinic (or any PT clinic) for evaluation and treatment.
No prescription from your doctor is needed for physical therapy for many (but not all) insurance plans. Illinois is the 45th state to allow direct access to physical therapy. Our therapists have an average of 20 years of experience. You will be in good hands. If you have a prescription, we will gladly accept it.
Currently, Direct Access may be applied to patients with the following plans: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Humana, United Healthcare, and others. Please contact your insurance company to see if their system has been updated to comply with the new law. Participation with Direct Access depends on the specific plan contract. (Some insurance company plans are still updating their system to accommodate the new law, while others have limited participation, depending on contracted terms.)
This does not change your health care policy re: deductible, co-insurance or policy maximums. It just means you may be able to receive PT care without a prescription from your doctor.
**Note: Currently, BPT is still asking for a prescription for patients with Medicare, Cigna, some union-based plans and worker's compensation as well as some other contracted carriers.
Click on the Homepage link above or go to our website
www.BrightmorePT.com for more information about Direct Access. You can also click on the link to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA). regarding the new law.