What billing or insurance information will I receive?
If we are contracted with your insurance company, we will bill them directly as a courtesy to you. Please be aware, that while we do our best to accurately verify your insurance benefits, ultimately you are responsible for knowing your coverage benefits and limits, and for all charges you incur. We highly recommend that you call your insurance company to fully understand your benefits.
How long will it take to get things settled with the insurance company?
If you have a co-payment, it is due at the time of your visit. It often takes 4-6 weeks after we send the information to your insurance company for them to process the payment. If there is a remaining co-payment or co-insurance payment, it will be billed to you at that time.
Why am I getting bills from your office?
After your primary and secondary insurance settles the payment, there may be a co-insurance, or a co-payment you are responsible for. Our billing company will send you a bill for the remainder.
Can I pay for services myself?
We do offer self pay services. Please call the office for details.
Is Dry Needling safe?
Drowsiness, tiredness or dizziness occurs after treatment in a small number of patients (1-3%) and if affected, you are advised not to drive. Minor bleeding or bruising occurs after dry needling in 15%-20% of treatments and is considered normal. Temporary pain during dry needling occurs in 60%-70% of treatments. Existing symptoms can get worse after treatment (less than 3% of patients); however, this is not necessarily a “bad” sign. Fainting can occur in certain patients (0.3%), particularly at the first treatment session when needling the head or neck regions. Dry needling is very safe; however, serious side effects can occur in less than 1 per 10,000 (less than 0.01%) treatments. The most common serious side effect from dry needling is pneumothorax (lung collapse due to air inside the chest wall) The symptoms of dry needling-induced pneumothorax commonly do not occur until after the treatment session, sometimes taking several hours to develop. The signs and symptoms of a pneumothorax may include shortness of breath on exertion, increased breathing rate, chest pain, a dry cough, bluish discoloration of the skin, or excessive sweating. If such signs and/or symptoms occur, you should contact your physical therapist or physician. Nerves or blood vessels may be damaged from dry needling which can result in pain, numbness or tingling; however, this is a very rare event and is usually temporary. Damage to internal organs has been reported in the medical literature following needling; however, these are extremely rare events (1 in 2000,000).