- Does PelviCore participate with any insurance companies?
In order to devote more time to each patient and provide superior, one-on-one care that is not limited by insurance company restrictions, PelviCore does not participate with insurance. But, patients who have out-of-network benefits can submit to their insurance on their own and get reimbursed directly. At the time of payment at each visit, the patients receive a detailed receipt, complete with diagnosis and procedure codes, to be included with their claim form.
- Do you treat Medicare patients?
Patients with Medicare as their primary insurance CANNOT be treated at PelviCore by law, unfortunately, and must go to a Medicare provider for their care based on the current law which does not allow Medicare patients to get skilled care from a PT who is not a Medicare provider, even if they want to pay out-of-pocket. If Medicare is their secondary insurance, however, then they can be treated at PelviCore.
- Do you do Telehealth virtual visits?
Yes, yes, yes! Telehealth has proven to be incredibly beneficial to not only diagnose your condition, but to start treatment that you can do at home. Patients have found it very helpful and have seen great progress by following the individualized treatment plans developed for them. (Currently, Dr. Pesavento can offer Telehealth to patients
living in Virginia only due to state licensure requirements.) GREAT NEWS: During the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the inability for patients to be treated in-person, most insurance companies are now reimbursing telehealth visits as if they were in-person visits!
- Do I need a prescription for PT?
The large majority of patients seen at PelviCore for in-person visits will require a PT prescription for the first visit, so we encourage all new patients to secure a PT script before their first visit. Any condition requiring invasive treatment, such as those related to the pelvic floor or requiring dry needling, are required by law to require a PT prescription. Any patients with conditions that do not require any invasive treatment or new patients who do Telehealth, however, have a little more time to secure a prescription. Dr. Pesavento is Direct Access certified, meaning she is allowed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to see patients for non-invasive treatment without a prescription for 30 days, after which time a prescription is required to continue therapy. This will enable you to start physical therapy quicker without having to wait for an appointment to see your physician. This also will allow her to examine and diagnose your problem so she may refer you to the appropriate physician as necessary. If you already have a prescription from your physician, then you're a step ahead of the game. If you plan on asking your physicians for a PT script and are interested in dry needling, please ask for that to be included on the script.
- How often are patients seen?
Patients are typically seen once per week, depending on their diagnosis and the schedule.
- Do you treat body parts other than the pelvis?
Please submit an inquiry (link above) about your specific problem. In addition to being a pelvic health specialist, Dr. Pesavento is trained in general orthopedics, biomechanics, and sports medicine.
- Do you treat both women and men?
In-person visits are specifically dedicated to women's health, but Telehealth visits are available to all! Males patients looking for a provider to do hands-on treatment can click on the "Find a PT" link on the APTA's Academy of Pelvic Health website: https://aptapelvichealth.org.