May 1, 2020
WE HAVE MAJOR NEWS!!
April 23, 2020
We are continuing to look out for the health and safety of our patients and staff. These are the things that SPT is doing to help "Crush the Curve":
The above list is all in addition to the standard practices that our patients have always experienced at Specialized Physical Therapy , which include:
We continue to support our community's efforts to "Crush the Curve".
April 20, 2020
Specialized Physical Therapy is now offering telehealth! These virtual visits allow you to get the care you need without having to come into the clinic.
Scheduling a Virtual Visit
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is telehealth?
A: Using video chat technologies to guide, advise, educate, monitor, and direct you in your healthcare needs as we would in the clinic, but from the safety of your home.
Q: What is a telehealth visit?
A: A telehealth visit will give you (the patient) the ability to meet one-on-one with our therapists from the comfort of your own home through a video chat call. During a telehealth visit the therapist will be able to effectively walk you through the exercises of a normal appointment and answer any questions you may have. (You will need to use a computer or other device with a camera, positioned so that your therapist can see you and provide instructions/feedback while you do your exercises).
Q: Will my virtual care cost be covered by insurance?
A: Several major insurance carriers are now making it easier for you to obtain the physical therapy care that you need, via telehealth. To allow even easier access, some carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), UHC, and others are waiving all patient cost-sharing - that's right, $0 deductible and $0 copay!
Q: What if I have Medicare? What can I do?
A#1: Schedule an E-visit. This is a 15-30 minute phone call. The therapist checks-in with the patient to see how they are doing, answer questions, problem solve issues. E-visits have been approved as a covered service by Medicare.
A#2: Medicare patients may request to have a telehealth appointment instead of an e-visit. The telehealth appointment would then be provided at CASH-PAY rates. *Medicare does NOT cover telehealth visits at this time--Stay tuned for potential further developments in this policy*
Q: Can I start with telehealth if I am not a current patient?
A#1: Yes, an initial evaluation can be performed via telehealth for commercial insurances. With telehealth we are effectively able to bring on new patients while keeping you safe in your home.
A#2: Medicare has not yet approved telehealth services HOWEVER if you have Medicare, you can schedule a telehealth visit via cash-pay rates (see answer #2 in previous question).
Q: How long do telehealth visits last?
A: A telehealth visit will be the same length as a normal appointment in the clinic.
Q: Can I pay cash for telehealth?
A: Yes you can! Our normal cash pay rates for in clinic setting would apply for telehealth visits as well.
Q: What type of devices can I use for my virtual visit?
A: You can use your laptop (preferred method) or desktop computer, provided you have a microphone, camera and internet capabilities. You can also use iOS and Android devices (phones or tablets).
Q: How do I get started?
A: Call our office at any time and request a telehealth appointment with any of our therapists!
April 9, 2020
Telehealth Physical Therapy Visits - Scheduling Now!
Several major insurance carriers are now making it easier for you to obtain the physical therapy care that you need, right from the comfort and safety of your own home. To allow even easier access, some carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), UHC, and others are waiving all patient cost-sharing - that's right, $0 deductibe and $0 copay!*
Although Medicare is not covering telehealth visits at this time, this service is offered for Medicare beneficiaries at a cash pay rate. HOWEVER, things seem to be changing by the minute as our health care system is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We are finding ways to provide the health care services that people need - so please stay tuned on that. Check the NEWS tab on our website for ongoing updates.
Specialized Physical Therapy is still open to provide in-person care, but telehealth will provide an excellent alternative for those who are in a higher risk category for exposure, or for those who would simply feel better about obtaining their care right at home.
As we are coping with so many changes in our routines during this crisis, it's more important than ever to take care of our health and safety. While many of us are hunkering down to help avoid the spread of this virus, telehealth will make it possible to move forward with quality physical therapy treatments.
Get Started with Telehealth Physical Therapy from Home!
Specialized Physical Therapy is now introducing a LIVE Virtual One-on-One Video Appointment System that allows you to meet your physical therapist without stepping out of your home.
With Our LIVE Video Appointment Tool:
Our goal is to help you obtain the care you need and progress toward a healthier tomorrow - this video appointment system allows us to do just that!
Please call us directly at (402) 939-7939 so we can talk to you personally and get you taken care of!
Interested in schedulng a telehealth appointment?
Call for an appointment at any of our 3 locations:
*Subject to the terms of each individual insurance plan. Call us with your insurance card in hand and we can help verify your plan's specific benefits.
March 22, 2020
At Specialized Physical Therapy, your health and well-being is our top priority.
We are monitoring recommendations from the health authorities and we are open to provide the personal care needed for our patient’s treatment and journey to recovery.
We would like to share some details on the standard daily practices, which we have always had at our clinics, in addition to extra steps we are taking related to the virus.
Standard practices that our patients have always experienced at Specialized Physical Therapy include:
Additional steps we are taking now include:
We know that the COVID-19 virus can be alarming and a bit scary. At Specialized Physical Therapy, we see this as a partnership journey with you as we make it a priority to take care of each other.
The steps that we have put in place are due both to our love for our patients but also for our great staff who are here for our patients.
We can all play a role in this joint battle against the virus.
We respectfully request that our patients:
Here are some tips that we can all follow in our daily lives to help minimize our risk:
At Specialized Physical Therapy, the health of our patients is the cornerstone of our existence. We look forward to continuing to be a partner in your health and wellness journey and taking steps with our patients to create a healthy and sanitary environment.
The team @ Specialized Physical Therapy