When I decided to create Feldman Physical Therapy I had one goal in mind— to provide the best possible care to my patients. I did not want to only spend 10-15 minutes with each of my patients and then move onto the next person. I did not want to leave my patients with aides to instruct or supervise them in their exercises. Based upon current insurance company reimbursement issues, the only way to accomplish this was to not accept insurance.
I realize that at first this may be of concern or even puzzling to some. But I hope that with further investigation, you will realize this will actually save you time and money. The current trend in health insurance is toward higher patient co-pays and large deductibles. As a result patients are paying for the majority of their care out of their pocket, but not getting the best value for their dollar.
I will only see one patient per hour and I will spend the entire hour with that patient. I believe that this will lead to a faster recovery, with fewer visits necessary per week, and less visits per condition. Patients, who would come 2-3 times per week for 8-12 weeks, can come 1-2x per week for 3-4 weeks and hopefully get the same or better results. In most cases patients have been successful in submitting their receipts to their insurance company for reimbursement and application to their deductible.
The most rewarding thing about being a physical therapist is getting results for my patients, I am very proud of the standards I have set for Feldman Physical Therapy, and I hope you will see the benefit as well.