MOTI is committed to helping our patients, both new and existing, progress with physical therapy during this COVID-19 public health emergency.
If you would like to schedule a telehealth e-visit with your physical therapist, MOTI is set-up to provide HIPAA compliant telehealth e-visits using Zoom TeleHealth. We can use this platform to provide:
- Initial Evaluations for Physical Therapy
- Follow up sessions for Physical Therapy
- Personal Training sessions with a Doctor of Physical Therapy
You may be skeptical of virtual Physical Therapy. But this is where our expertise lies! The Doctors of Physical Therapy at MOTI have a unique skill set in their ability for visual movement analysis. They will take you through movement tests and specific questioning to help get to the bottom of your symptoms…so they can deliver the same expert programming they do in the clinic. They will guide you through your exercises to help make sure you are recruiting the correct muscles and truly progressing towards your goals. It is so important to maintain continuity of care during this time…for your own sake and potentially for the sake of your insurance plan continuing to cover your treatment. When a patient chooses to pause treatment, the insurance payer may interpret this to mean that the patient’s physical therapy is not really medically necessary.
For self pay patients and out of network insurance plans, MOTI is offering HIPAA compliant telehealth e-visits at a rate of $50 per session. Each session will be 30 minutes, 1-on-1 with your physical therapist.
If you have an insurance plan with which MOTI is an in-network provider, MOTI will bill Physical Therapy e-visits directly to your insurance plan with the appropriate billing codes. Please note that, as always, your insurance provider does not guarantee payment, and any services not covered by the insurance provider will fall to the patient’s financial responsibility.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a policy change on March 17, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. The CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. This includes e-visits with your physical therapist.
As always, insurance benefits will vary plan by plan, but this policy change by Medicare is an important step. You can read more about this policy change:
Aetna is supporting its plan members with the following policy change: Aetna is covering all telehealth cost shares (meaning they will cover all patient responsibility) for a period of 90 days.