New law enables Texas patients to see physical therapists without physician referral
Texans can visit a physical therapy practice for treatment without a physician’s referral.
Texas’ new Direct Access Bill, HB 29, allows patients to bypass long wait times and costly and unnecessary visits to a physician and go directly to a physical therapist (PT) to get the care they need.
It will benefit the patient by allowing quicker access to physical therapist services, which has been proven to substantially lower costs, lower prescription meds use, and improve the outcome and speed of the patient’s recovery, getting them back to their normal daily activities sooner and maybe better than before.
The treatment without a referral will last for up to ten (10) consecutive business days. After the ten days, our practice may then request a referral from the patient’s primary care doctor to continue further treatment.
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