Costs, Insurance Company Regulations Can Make Physical Therapy A PainNPR: High Costs, Limited Care A Pain For Therapy Patients
[Rebecca] Neusteter fell off her bike and shattered her knee. ... She pays $140 out of pocket for each weekly [physical therapy] session. ... [Scott Ward, the president of the American Physical Therapy Association] says insurance company regulations and policies essentially force physical therapists to see as many patients as they can. ... Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for America's Health Insurance Plans, says it's a dilemma caused by the rising cost of care in the U.S. (Brockman, 6/6). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.