DO I NEED A PHYSICIAN REFERRAL BEFORE I CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU?
- No. In New York State, you are able to see physical therapist without first obtaining a physician referral. However, current law mandates that you must obtain a referral if, after 30 days or 10 visits (whichever comes first) you wish to continue therapy. (The 30 day limit may be reached, but 10 visits is rarely necessary.)
- If you do obtain a physician referral prior to therapy, the 30 day/10 visit limit does not apply.
IF I DO GET A REFERRAL, IS IT MORE LIKELY MY INSURANCE COMPANY WILL REIMBURSE ME SOME OR ALL OF YOUR FEE?
- It may help, but there is no way of knowing without asking your insurer first.
IS A REFERRAL FROM A CHIROPRACTOR BE ACCEPTABLE?
- No, at this time the only other healthcare providers who may write a script for physical therapy are Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists (for foot issues), and Dentists (for TMJ issues). I am happy to accept a referral from chiropractors, but it would be the same as you referring yourself as far as the 30 day/10 visit requirement is concerned.