ATI Physical Therapy is expanding its in-network partnership with UnitedHealthcare (UHC) to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Michigan, it announces.
The contract expansion between ATI and Optum includes all UHC commercial products and Medicare Advantage products. These five states join Illinois and Northwest Indiana (Lake County) that became in-network with UnitedHealthcare in April of this year.

Any UHC member looking to receive physical therapy services will be able to visit ATI’s more than 200 locations throughout these five states. Additionally, with direct access now available in each of these states, no doctor’s referral is needed for initial treatment by an ATI physical therapist, a media release explains.

Existing ATI patients with UHC coverage can receive uninterrupted physical therapy as well as care accessing their in-network benefits. ATI will process all necessary paperwork to transition existing UHC patients; no action is required on the patient’s part.

Depending on health care plans, in-network benefits — including deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance — may differ based on each patient’s situation, the ATI Physical Therapy release continues.

“ATI is proud to be expanding our in-network reach with UHC to these additional states. Now, even more consumers can take advantage of our exceptional customer-service and outcomes-focused approach to physical therapy,” said Nate Bard, Chief Growth Officer of ATI Physical Therapy.

“Through this partnership, ATI can help even more patients live pain free and reach their individual goals.”

[Source(s): ATI Physical Therapy, GlobeNewswire]