2 Hands Studio is wrapping up it's 10th year! Every day I appreciate my clients and community, my employees and One to One Physical Therapy.
Something I do not appreciate, almost on a daily basis, insurance companies. Admittedly, there has been much improvement over the years. However, there is a long way to go.
I have been a therapist for over 10 years in this state, Dana even longer. Both of us, highly skilled in treatment work, have not been able to be providers for some insurance companies. It's mind boggling.
Just because a therapist is a provider with your insurance company, doesn't mean they should be working with you.
Here's how it works:
I moved here in 2006.
Sent in all my paperwork with my i's dotted and t's crossed.
Waited some more.
I was credentialed with most of the insurance companies, except one.
It rhymes with grievance. (haha...)
I called and they say that my area is saturated with massage therapists. So, I cannot get on the list.
This has been the answer for 10 years.
Flash forward to 2012.
Massage therapists who work in Chiro offices or massage therapy offices with more than 6 therapists, become providers for this company. What? Are you serious? I've been working this whole time and calling and writing letters? I can't get on, but a newbie can?
Flash forward to 2016.
I'm interviewing therapists for employment. Newly graduated therapists who have worked in chiro offices were able to get on with all the insurance companies and able to keep the credentials when they left.
So, someone who has little to no experience, is fully credentialed with all the insurance companies. ???
I'll say it again.
Just because someone is a provider with your insurance company, doesn't mean they should be working with you.
Dig a little deeper. Do you know your therapists background? Where did they go to school? How long have they been practicing? Who do they practice with? What are their skills? Have they worked with professional athletes? Have they worked in a hospital setting? Do they have hands on experience with pre/post operative patients? Does your therapist have experience with oncology diagnosis? Neurologic? Amputees? Quadriplegics?
Do they get regular massage? Do they have their own healthy lifestyle and practices?
Just something to think about and consider.
Have a wonderful Fall!
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