Kessler Rehabilitation Program: Select Medical-No Prescription Needed
Did you know that you no longer need a prescription for physical therapy?
It’s called Direct Access and it empowers you to be your own healthcare advocate.
In New Jersey, patients may be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist without a physician’s prescription.** This means you can start treatment more quickly to restore your strength, regain your skills and reduce any pain.
Getting Physical Therapy first may help you:
Depending on your diagnosis, your Kessler therapist may recommend that you follow up with a physician or other licensed healthcare professional.
**A physician’s prescription may be required for Worker Comp and Motor Injury cases.
Freedom of Choice:
If you physician does give you a referral, you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility. You have the right to choose where you want to go.
Kessler Rehabilitation Center offers the following recommendation to help you choose the right provider:
*Insist that your therapy be provided by a licensed physical, occupation or speech therapist. Kessler’s therapists are licensed by the State of New Jersey and may hold advanced certifications.
*If you are receiving treatment from physical therapist assistant (PTA), be sure that he/she is supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
*Find out if the center accepts your insurance. Kessler participates with most insurance plans, which may help to minimize any out of pocket expenses.
*Ask if the center will submit your claims to your insurance company. Kessler does this and will also help you estimate any personal financial responsibilities.
*Check patient reviews and testimonials. Kessler is proud to share the comments our patients provide.
*Learn what accreditations and other recognitions the center has earned. Kessler is accredited by the Joint Commission and CARF, which ensure the highest level of quality and patient safety.
You are the most important member of your healthcare team-and are free to choose the rehabilitation provider that can best help you meet our goals.
For more information:
Kessler Rehabilitation Center
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Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Kessler pamphlet on rehab and I give them full credit for it. Please contact Kessler at the above links for more information on the programs.