Frequently Asked Questions
We accept Medicare and other major insurances. Most insurance plans have some out of pocket expense for the patient such as a co-pay. The patient is responsible for any cost associated with the treatment session(s) that are due and owing the Provider and not otherwise covered by the patient’s health care plan or insurer.
As a courtesy we will contact your insurance carrier, verify your benefits, prepare and submit the required claims on your behalf.
How to prepare for your first visit:
All sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to complete all new patients forms. Please wear non restricting clothes that allow for comfortable movement. Lymphedema and breast CA patients will be provided with a gown to wear during the visit.
Please bring your insurance card, your physical therapy prescription from your doctor and a complete list of your medications. Medical records and radiology reports are not necessary but may be helpful to your therapist.
We kindly request at least 24 hrs advance notice for cancelations.
Referral and prescriptions policy:
New Jersey’s “Direct Access Law” allows patients to receive physical therapy treatment from a licensed physical therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation provider (“Provider”) without a referral from a licensed healthcare professional, with some restrictions, as set forth below.
- Provided the licensed physical therapist shall refer a patient to a health care professional licensed to practice dentistry, podiatry or medicine and surgery in New Jersey, or other appropriate licensed healthcare professional when the licensed physical therapist during the examination, evaluation or intervention has reason to believe that physical therapy is contraindicated or symptoms or conditions are present that require services outside the scope of practice of the licensed physical therapist;
- or When the patient has failed to demonstrate reasonable progress within thirty (30) days of the date of the initial treatment.
In addition to the above requirements, the licensed physical therapist shall inform the patient’s licensed health care professional of record regarding the patient’s plan of care not more than thirty (30) days from the date of initial treatment of functional limitation or pain. In the event there is no identified licensed health care professional of record, the licensed physical therapist shall recommend that the patient consult with a licensed health care professional of the patient’s choice. However, some insurance plans require a prescription for physical therapy from your doctor to declare the treatment medically necessary. Prescriptions can be accepted by a therapy office for a period of 30 days from the day it was written.
NOTE: The patient is responsible for any and all costs associated with the direct access treatment session(s) that are due and owing the Provider and not otherwise covered by the patient’s health care plan or insurer.