The traditional in-network model for outpatient physical therapy is not sustainable and is not helping facilitate successful outcomes for patients. Insurance companies across the board continue to reduce payment for physical therapy while imposing visit limits, billing and coding restrictions, and denying necessary care altogether. Meanwhile, the quality of care available to patients continues to decrease as in-network practices are being squeezed. Labor, equipment, medical supplies, and space are all more costly than they’ve ever been, and it continues to become harder and harder to offset those costs with these declining and/or denied payments for services. Thus, the healthcare industry as a whole are at a crossroads. Instead of settling for providing sub-standard care and burning out our therapists with almost impossible productivity demands, Momentum decided to put the patient experience back at the forefront of the conversation by adopting a private-pay model.
At Momentum, we believe that any problem can be solved with the right approach to caring for people. Our healthcare system is currently designed to tell us that whatever ails us can only be fixed through medications, injections, or surgery. At Momentum, we know that your body was designed to adapt, survive, and thrive, and sometimes you just need someone to help you get out of your own way and start to move in the right direction. The in-network model simply cannot consistently provide the level of care and attention needed to achieve these goals. Thus, Momentum has chosen to blaze our own trail in order to make sure that our patients can move from pain to performance without any unnecessary hurdles or roadblocks to overcome.
What is the difference between an out-of-network/private pay therapy experience and an in-network therapy experience?
Below is a direct comparison to help you see how our practice model compares to traditional in-network practices and how we are likely to help you save time and money while helping you achieve your desired result.
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