Kaizen Health and Wellness is a private-pay (cash-based) rehab and performance center.
Let’s shed some light on what cash-based physical therapy is and how this method will likely save you time,
money and resources, while also helping you achieve your desired results.
Break it Down:
Cash-Based Model Defined
Kaizen Health and Wellness chooses (emphasis on this being an intentional decision) a cash-based model for our practice. In a cash-based treatment model, your Kaizen therapist enters into an agreement with you to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties have decided upon (AKA: FULL TRANSPARENCY with no surprise bills 3 months in) to help you reach your treatment goals most efficiently.
You will pay at the time of service. This model allows us to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, while keeping administrative costs low. You may pay for services using actual cash, a check, a credit/debit card, or with your HSA/FSA.
In some instances, you may also personally file for reimbursement from your insurance company to curb your out-of-pocket expense. Most insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid and some HMOs, will provide reimbursement for services received “out of network”. We can help you with this process.
Cash-based does not mean our team is short on the education, qualifications and
accreditations necessary to provide you with best-in-class medical care.
We blend our unique background in strength, conditioning, and human performance
to go well beyond rehab and help you live your happiest, healthiest life.
Why Cash Based?
Benefits by the Numbers
We are not big on limitations – neither are you, which is why you’re here. In our experience, third-party payers pressuring for immediate diagnoses, insisting on confining treatments, and interfering with the therapy we want to
provide often hurts the patient’s progress and hinders our ability to reach his or her goals.
Furthermore, out-of-pocket expenses over the course of physical therapy will often be less expensive
for patients like you with a cash-based model than through traditional physical therapy practice.
If we take the “standard” protocol in a insurance-based model for a torn rotator cuff in a healthy individual (25-35), the patient will typically need 4-6 months of rehab requiring passive and active PT (~2x per week) according to the US National Library of Medicine. You will also have to worry about meeting your deductible and paying a co-pay at each visit.
In our model we typically see the patient 1x a week and give them an extensive home program so he or she can
begin working on this program at home. We also see our patient on average 6-10x during a plan of care
and quickly go from rehabilitation to working on performance and prevention.
At the end of 6-months cash-based is often more affordable and less of a time investment. This also doesn’t account for
the intangibles around enjoying a dynamic, individualized care plan and relationship built with your Kaizen PT.
Which path will you choose to get back to your peak performance?
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At Kaizen Health and Wellness, we pride ourselves on having unrivaled transparency.
We believe that our specific treatments for your goals and needs should be individualized, but our prices should not.
As a customer, you should feel comfortable knowing exactly how much you are paying before you ever walk in the door.
No guesswork. No hidden costs.
Whether it’s an initial evaluation, follow-up session or anything else we offer,
know that you are getting our highest quality care, every hour, no matter what.
Dr. Ladd's views on performance improvement, injury prevention and sometimes other random thoughts.