Traditional vs. IPA Physio
If your current co-pay for physical therapy is $40, and you are seeing your therapist 3 days/week that works out to $120/week for about 45 minutes of attention from your therapist. Unfortunately, this time, is often not the skilled time or even hands-on and is focused on providing the necessary updated documentation for continued insurance coverage.
Depending on the condition, the average patient stays in conventional therapy for 6-8 weeks, which works out to a total cost of $720-$960 in immediate out-of-pocket costs. At the same time, if you have not met your deductible, you will end up being retroactively billed by the in-network clinic for the full cost of all of those appointments, which is your responsibility to pay. This can literally end up costing you thousands of dollars. If you are unsure of what your deductible is, contact us and we can reach out to your insurance company and get all of the information for you to help you understand the cost analysis between your likely in-network and out-of-network costs for physical therapy.
Alternatively, attending sessions at IPA Physio Portland at a cost of $250 for an evaluation then $200 per subsequent treatment for a complete hour of their therapists time, on average requiring 1 visit per week for 3-4 weeks. This brings the total cost to our clinic to $650-$850, not including potential reimbursement from insurance.