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Nick Rinard Physical continues to make safety our #1 concern!

Winter is just around the corner and the coronavirus still lingers in our community. It is hard to remember that just last winter many of us were still waiting to get vaccinated, and now all of our employees are vaccinated and for those eligible, they have received their booster shot.

Our clinic has remained open and available because our team has always but still continue to follow all guidance recommended by the state.

All employees at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy continue to put the safety of our patients first!

 

As a reminder…

 

New patients and established patients will find every visit very valuable and should not delay care due to increases in Coronavirus cases.

We are here to diagnose, educate, offer tools, listen to concerns, and meet all safety needs to get patients through this difficult time.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy loves treating patients and happy to keep not only our doors open but also our hands and hearts to get everyone the results you have come to know and trust for the last 20 years.

 

 

 

 

 

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Get informed!

Do you know the difference between in-network versus out-of-network terms that insurance companies use (to scare you)?

When a doctor signs a contract to be “in-network” with an insurance company, they are actually pledging to become an “agent” of the insurance company, and do what is best for the insurance.  They are restricted from advocating for their patients, which awkwardly creates a conflict of interest.  They are also agreeing to take lower and lower payments that may not cover the basic expense of what it costs to actually treat a patient – they are choosing to cut costs at the expense of quality.

Instead of seeing your doctor, you are seeing a “care extender”.

Instead of spending a full session with a provider you are spending more time with assistants.

Instead of having a provider that listens, you have a provider that is doing paper work.

Get your benefits checked with Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, even if you’re “out-of-network” you may be surprised what you find.

Even if we are “out of network”, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gets results in fewer visits than other PT clinics, so your total out of pocket costs may not actually be more than lower quality “in-network” clinics.  Cost per visit is not relevant if there are fewer visits, and you actually get better!

Everyone deserves quality care!

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Nick Rinard Physical continues to make safety our #1 concern!

Since the easing of orders on July 4th Nick Rinard Physical continues to make safety our #1 concern!

We have continued SAFETY MEASURES and are ALWAYS here for you!

Our staff is fully vaccinated and continues to follow social distancing, sanitation protocols and wear masks.

New patients and established patients will find every visit very valuable and should not delay care due to increases in Coronavirus cases.

We are here to diagnose, educate, offer tools, listen to concerns, and meet all safety needs to get patients through this difficult time.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy loves treating patients and happy to keep not only our doors open but also our hands and hearts to get everyone the results you have come to know and trust for the last 20 years.

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Do you know what your health insurance actually covers?

Do you have the feeling, or expect, that Physical Therapy should be covered by your insurance?

Physical therapy providers are starting to identify some very good reasons why involving your insurance may NOT be in your best interest!

Just like filing an auto insurance claim for damage that doesn’t meet your deductible – it is often best to forego involving your insurance and just pay out of pocket. There is no need to inform your car insurance that there was any damage and risk them increasing your premiums the next time your policy renews. It is the same with filing a health insurance claim. Filing a small claim for physical therapy can have negative complications and unintended consequences. Especially when you can get diagnosed in 2-4 visit at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, and get good results soon after that, it is better to not have your insurance medaling in your physical therapy affairs by questioning whether you “deserve” physical therapy or not.

Health insurance companies are demanding more and more that patients meet certain criteria, through one-size-fits-none measurements to either deny you care, or begrudgingly agree to authorize just a limited number of visits. This is insulting to your legitimate pain, and disrespectful of your medical providers who should be the only ones deciding if you need care or not.  Also, your insurance reserves the right to determine – even after the fact – that your care is/was not “medically necessary” and deny your claims leaving you with an unforeseeable bill. This really is unethical and undermines your relationship with your provider.  Also, insurance companies are increasing your cost of care to save themselves money with patient portions closer and closer to the total bill. You, the patient, are better off just paying at time of service at our clinic and not bothering with the extra headache, expense, and disrespectful treatment associated with filing insurance claims – even though you are totally legitimate!

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy’ wants to save you money. Our pay at time of service rate eliminates billing uncertainties from insurance companies. We are making visits more affordable and getting better health outcomes for patients. Advantages to paying at time of service include that patients get uninterrupted service, higher quality care they can trust, hassle-free billing, and no surprise bills at the end. It really is a win – win for both providers and patients for those with high deductibles, who want care out-of-network, who are self-employed, self-insured, expired PIPs and for people who have health savings accounts.

Now is the time to stop insurance companies from unethically pretending to be medical providers and payment specialists that do not have the patients’ best interest at heart. We are your providers working for you! It is our oath get you results, free of pain and back to living life… We know health insurance companies cannot promise the same.

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Tough Decisions

Our unstable economy has brought many challenges.

 One challenge that our community must face is the ever increasing barriers to quality health care. 

Whether those barriers are as small as knowing where patients can find a primary care physician they can trust, to locating that wonderful doctor only to discover that they are not covered through their chosen insurance plan.

It is up to patients.  Only they can make that tough decision. 

Our patients have found, regardless of all costs, that the quality of care Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gives exceeds all else.

We strive to help lessen your tough decisions by providing fast efficient care that guarantees results.

You know that when you become a patient to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy you are getting patient centered high quality care.

Getting RESULTS, even with the toughest cases for the last 20 years!

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Sunny days are just around the corner.

Spring is in the air!

With the change of seasons comes an exciting return to outdoor activities. As we move our bodies in familiar, but currently untrained ways, this can also bring about new (or old?) aches and pains.

Don’t let a small ache turn into a bigger pain that could de-rail summer plans.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is here to help!

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A letter to our patients.

Dear Patients,

 

The road you take to get to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is just as unique as the pain you feel, care you receive, and results you achieve! It should not take time or be costly.

The story we have heard all too often is…

 

“Nick Rinard Physical Therapy was the last resort.”

 

Don’t let this be the start to your testimonial, “I had dealt with pain for over 5 years and had almost given up on treatments and spent a fortune searching for cures…” 

 

 Let Nick Rinard Physical Therapy get you off on the right path with this  same

testimonial… “and after 8 visits at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy I am 100% pain free!”

 

It is our job is to help you!

This includes helping you and future patients find the fastest route to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, ensuring that you receive quality care, and once you get here, aiding in getting you the best advice of what to do next if we can’t help!

 

Please do not hesitate to call Nick Rinard if there is anything we can do to help you get answers you can trust,

The entire team at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

 

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