Insurance for Physical Therapy

Specialized Physical Therapy accepts most major insurance plans in Massachusetts; please see the up-to-date list below for the insurance plans we accept.  As an alternative payment type to insurance for premium physical therapy service, we accept cash, checks, and credit cards for those patients who strive to reach optimal health and recovery from some of the most qualified therapists in the Boston area.

Referrals and Authorizations for physical therapy are required for all Tufts Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage POS/HMO plans. Pre-Authorization is required by GIC Unicare, Workers’ Compensation, and certain Meritain Health Plans (an Aetna company) and Health Plans (a Harvard Pilgrim Company).  Please have your Primary Care Physician (PCP), and not your specialty doctor (i.e. your orthopedic doctor), authorize treatment for Physical Therapy (PT), send the referral to your insurance company, and fax us a copy when this is complete to: 866-949-9835. The referral department at your PCP clinic needs three things in order to authorize PT treatment and complete the insurance referral:

  1. Clinic Name: We are Specialized Physical Therapy (SPT) located in North Reading, MA.
  2. National Provider Identifier (NPI): NPI is 156-871-0903.
  3. The patient’s start date for the initial evaluation; the referral and authorization can be dated as the initial evaluation date or earlier.

A Prescription – no more than 30 days old – for Physical Therapy is required regardless of payment type (i.e. cash, health insurance, auto accidents, or workers’ compensation). Please bring the prescription to your first visit or have your PCP fax it to our clinic: 866-949-9835

Physical Therapy Insurance