Here are 2 common questions we are frequently asked about concierge health care:
What is concierge medicine? (also known as direct care) is a relationship between a patient and a primary clinician in which the patient pays an annual fee, a retainer, or a per session fee. This may or may not be in addition to other charges. In exchange for the retainer, doctors provide One-on-One enhanced patient care. Other terms in use include boutique medicine, cash based medicine, fee for service, retainer-based medicine, and innovative medical practice design, membership medicine, concierge health care, cash-only practice, direct care, direct primary care, and direct practice medicine.
Why is Pursuit Physical Therapy a Cash Based Practice?
“The reason Pursuit Physical Therapy is a cash-based service is because there is no way to treat patients the way that we feel is most affective and accept insurance, without going bankrupt. Insurance companies only reimburse about half what is billed. In order to make a profit, clinics that handle insurance have their patients be seen by assistants and less qualified clinicians. They are also forced to see multiple patients at the same time, so if you would go to an insurance based clinic, you will be double or triple booked with another patient. We spend 60 minutes of one-on-one time with each one of our patients, primarily using manual therapy that has been shown to show superior outcomes and better results than standard care. No physician script is required so we can treat you now, and you do not have to wait weeks to be seen or treated. While you are being treated here, you will not be charged for exercises that you can easily do at home on your own. With our approach, we feel confident that we can get you better in less than half of the number of visits they would need at an insurance based clinic. With the time savings of fewer clinic visits, and the value of feeling better sooner, most patients feel the out-of-pocket expense is more than worth it.”
Here are two examples of how much it will cost you for a cash based physical therapy service. This was a earlier Pursuit Physical Therapy Blog post
that compared the cost of insuranced-based therapy vs. cash-based therapy. This was a great post by Dr. Jarod Carter
how he justifies a cash based physical therapy service those without insurance, those with high deductibles, and those with insurance. For more information about Pursuit Physical Therapy, our services, and are specialty programs call us at 407-494-8835 or visit us at PursuitTherapy.com.