Direct Access for Physical Therapy:
Starting PT Without a Referral
Under Michigan law, The Recovery Project is able to provide direct access for physical therapy to patients without a referral from a physician. However, most insurance carriers continue to require a signed plan of care from a physician in order to bill your insurance. We advise that you call your insurance carrier and ask, “Does my plan cover direct access to physical therapy without a doctor’s prescription or referral?”
DIRECT ACCESS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY– SIMPLIFIED IN 3 STEPS
How do I start physical therapy with The Recovery Project without a doctor’s referral?
We will also complete monthly assessments throughout your treatment in order to keep your physician updated on your progress. If at any point, we believe that your symptoms or conditions require services beyond the scope of our physical therapy practice, we will refer you to the appropriate healthcare professional.
WHY IS A SIGNED PLAN OF CARE NEEDED?
Most insurance companies require a signed plan of care, or referral, from a physician before paying for physical therapy services. If this is the case with your healthcare policy, and your doctor chooses not to sign the plan of care, you may be responsible for the costs of your treatment. If this is the case, we will be able to help you make convenient payment arrangements for your treatment.
* Direct access for physical therapy services is available at our outpatient clinics only and not applicable to our Residential and Community Based Rehabilitation program.