Letter to Families – Model Change, June 2018
Dear URS families and valued clients,
A lot is changing and for some of you, much is still up in the air. We continue to do our best to coordinate with our current facilities to place everyone in the most appropriate placement and for some of you that may mean being put on our wait list until something appropriate opens up again. We thank you for your patience and extend our deepest apologies for the inconvenience.
Our model is changing to a true integrated plan where clients will be seen across home, clinic, and community environments to promote optimal carryover of therapy interventions. This written notice is to remind you that as of June 1, Unbridled Rehab will be restructuring in the ways outlined below:
2018 Fees for Service (Private pay)
60 minutes $150
45 minutes $120
Hippotherapy fee $15
Insurances accepted: BlueCross BlueShield, Johns Hopkins Healthplans (EHP, Priority Partners, Family Health plan), Tricare, Medicaid, Amerigroup, Medicare, MD Physicians Care.
If you are unsure if we accept your insurance plan or if you have a plan that is out-of-network, please contact Katie to check if you are able to bill your insurance directly. Otherwise, a monthly invoice is generated and sent via email for payment of services. Effective June 1, 2018, all clients are strongly encouraged to keep a credit card authorization on file for weekly charges if paying through insurance so that we can accurately report payments made to your insurance plan and keep your account current.
All clients participating in the hippotherapy program will be required to prepay the hippotherapy fee ($15/session) for the 8-week term in order to secure your slot. This fee goes towards the added expense of using the horse in the therapy session. Reminder: URS is moving away from hippotherapy as our standard mode of service; therefore, you are not guaranteed the same time slot for the next term, but will be at the therapist’s discretion whether it is appropriate to continue hippotherapy another term as part of the integrated treatment plan. Additionally, we are moving to a seasonal model for hippotherapy sessions due to some of our locations not having indoor facilities and the high probability of cancellations during the winter months (Jan-Mar). Hippotherapy services will run from April to November in 3-4 predetermined terms.
We highly encourage clients to participate in other therapy opportunities such as home or community visits during the winter months for continuity of care as recommended by your therapist, this is determined on an individual basis. On days which the weather does not allow for hippotherapy sessions, we will schedule an alternative to the outdoor visit such as a home visit or meeting at the library, whichever is most appropriate per individual client.
We have updated paperwork and all clients will be required to complete the new forms. We will be sending them out via email, so please keep an eye out in the next few weeks so that proper paperwork can be completed and files updated. In addition, location-specific releases must be completed before services are rendered at any facility. Please make sure you have completed the hippotherapy packet prior to your first visit to the farm.
We are excited to embark on a new journey with Le Cheval Stable, our new Howard County based location. We appreciate your patience as we navigate the transition to a smaller barn. We are working to integrate our programming into Le Cheval’s existing schedule. Due to limited evening slots at this time, we are creating therapy sessions during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer session. You will be specifically contacted with the planned day and time for upcoming therapy sessions to be conducted at Le Cheval. We also invite you to schedule home visits and community-based (i.e., parks/library) therapy opportunities with your therapist.
Le Cheval Stable (Howard Co.)
3244 Danmark Drive
Glenwood, MD 21738
Hours: Tuesday / Thursday 10am – 3pm
*limited appointments for summer
Silverado Stables (Frederick Co.)
11515 Angleberger Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Hours: Wednesday 4:00 – 6:00 pm
* additional appointments available by request
City Ranch (Baltimore Co.)
7613 Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Hours: Friday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Merkel Farm Equestrian Center (PG Co.)
9439 Merkel Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Hours: Wednesday 1:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 1:30pm – 8:30pm
We are excited to share new opportunities and continue to provide quality therapy in a unique setting.
Katie Roe & Alysa Simms
Co-Founders, Unbridled Rehabilitation Services