Insurance

Glen Rock Physical Therapy is proud to be a member of the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network as of January 2015. To become a member, our staff went through an extensive application process where HSS reviewed our policy and procedures, as well as conducted a site visit of our clinic for inspection and observation of our clinical practices. This is a prestigious association since Hospital for Special Surgery is the #1 Ranked Hospital for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

HSS patients expect a high level of quality care from members of the HSS Rehabilitation Network. HSS strives to provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, and enhance quality of life for all. Here at Glen Rock Physical Therapy, we uphold the mission through our use of the newest and most innovative manual, rehabilitative, and performance training techniques.

Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Creativity and Passion are the 5 Values that HSS upholds in their patient care. As a provider recommended by HSS, we hold these values as our own, and strive to provide excellence, integrity, teamwork, creativity and passion in our daily treatment of all patients.

To learn more about the HSS Rehabilitation Network, please visit their site https://www.hss.edu/rehab-network-prof.asp

Medicare Changes for 2018
  1. Medicare Deductible 2018: The Medicare Part B deductible for 2018 is $183.
  2. Physical / Occupational Therapy Cap: The first cap for PT/OT for 2018 is $2010.
    With medical necessity, this cap can be exceeded if your physician and therapist feel it is necessary.
  3. Coordination of Benefits: If you have been in an accident or changed your secondary insurance, you may need to contact Medicare to ensure Medicare is your Primary Insurance.
Health Insurance Terms

Below, you will see a list of terms that pertain to insurance coverage and payment for health services.

  • Co-insurance: in indemnity, the monetary amount to be paid by the patient, usually expressed as a percentage of charges.
  • Co-payment: in managed care, the monetary amount to be paid by the patient, usually expressed in terms of dollars.
  • Consumer Driven Health Care (CDHC): refers to health plans in which employees have personal health accounts such as a health savings account, medical savings accounts or flexible spending arrangement from which they pay medical expenses directly.
  • Deductible: the portion of medical costs to be paid by the patient before insurance benefits begin, usually expressed in dollars.
  • Denial: refusal by insurer to reimburse services that have been rendered; can be for various reasons.
  • Eligibility: the process of determining whether a patient qualifies for benefits, based on factors such as enrollment date, pre-existing conditions, valid referrals, etc.
  • Exclusions: services that are not covered by a plan.
  • Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs): an account that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified medical expenses during the year. FSAs are usually funded through voluntary salary reduction agreements with an employer.
  • Gatekeeper: in managed care, it refers to the provider designated as one who directs an individual patient's care. In practical terms, it is the one who refers patients to specialists and/or sub-specialists for care.
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): a form of managed care in which you receive your care from participating providers.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA): a savings product that serves as an alternative to traditional health insurance. HSAs enable you to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis.
  • Managed Care: a method of providing health care, in which the insurer and/or employer (policyholder) maintain some level of control over costs and utilization by various means. Typically refers to HMOs and PPOs.
  • Member: a term used to describe a person who is enrolled in an insurance plan; the term is used most frequently in managed care.
  • Open Enrollment: a set time of year when you can enroll in health insurance or change from one plan to another without benefit of a qualifying evening.
  • Out-of-pocket: money the patient's pays toward the cost of health care services.
  • Payer: the party who actually makes payment for services under the insurance coverage policy. In the majority of cases, the payer is the same as the insurer. But, as in the case of very large self-insured employers, the payer is a separate entity under contract to handle the administration of the insurance policy.
  • Policyholder: purchaser of an insurance policy; in group health insurance, this is usually the employer who purchases policy coverage for its employees.
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO): a form of managed care in which the member has more flexibility in choosing physicians and other providers. The member can see both participating and non-participating providers. There is a greater out-of-pocket expense if member sees non-participating providers.
  • Premium: the cost of an insurance plan shared by employer and employee.
  • Provider: one who delivers health care services within the scope of a professional license.
  • Reimbursement: refers to the payment by the patient (first-party) or insurer (third-party), to the health care provider, for services rendered.

Reference: www.apta.org