I love my job. I love my profession. Learning about the body, how it heals and knowing techniques and exercises to help people manage pain, meet goals and get back to living has been one of the best decisions I have made. As I have worked and gotten to know my profession and our health care system in America, it has become glaringly obvious that my ability to help people is dictated and hindered by insurance and healthcare policies.
After working for 5 years in an in-network facility, the amount of instances patients were denied services, or their treatment was delayed due to paperwork and insurance hang-ups is astronomical. Over the years, reimbursement for therapy services has gotten less and less, which has backed most, if not all in-network facilities into a corner. If you have ever been to an in-network facility before, maybe a few of these forced practices sound familiar:
Unfortunately, this is how clinics have to function to make any sort of profit as well as to get their patients better. With reimbursement rates dropping, clinics are forced to follow a model where insurance dictates all.
When I opened PeakRX, I knew first and foremost, I wanted to operate under a different model. To provide my patients with the best, most ideal treatment… So being out-of-network was a must. I believe firmly in the following ideas and are foundational to PeakRx:
Healthcare is changing. Now with more high deductible plans, most people will be paying out-of-pocket anyway, at least for a while. I believe in the importance of investing in your body, so ensuring your choice of practitioner allows you to maximize your return on your investment is a high priority in my mind.
Luckily, most insurance companies do have out-of-network benefits. So if you go with a practitioner like me, who is out-of-network, then you can still file with insurance to save some dollars, if possible.
In need of treatment but still unsure about out-of-network? Reach out to PeakRx and we can walk through our out-of-network policies and see if we are a good fit for each other.
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