CMS Allows PTs in Private Practice to Provide Services Via Telehealth
In a major shift strongly advocated by APTA members, CMS will now include PTs in private practice among the providers able to bill Medicare for services provided through real-time face-to-face technology. But there are requirements to meet.
Have You Adopted Telehealth? Here's Our Post-Crisis 'To-Do' List
Your telehealth services are up and running, so what's next? Here are 10 considerations for evaluating your program and planning for the future.
Keeping Up With State-Level Changes to Telehealth and More
It can't be stressed enough: Individual states are the decision-makers around much of what PTs and PTAs can and can't do in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These regularly updated resources can help you make fact-based practice decisions.
A Retooled Practice Guidance Page
APTA has expanded and reorganized its webpage devoted to PT management of patients with diagnosed or suspected COVID-19. The page includes guidance on outpatient, home health, long-term, acute, and school-based care, as well as information on post-intensive care syndrome.
Minimizing Risk in Home Health
A new guidance document from the country's leading provider of physical therapy professional liability insurance offers tips when considering home health physical therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APTA's Message to Congress: Protect Patients, Support Providers, Make Changes That Last
In a letter to Congress, the association urges lawmakers to craft a COVID-19 relief package that not only provides emergency relief but improves care after the emergency ends.
CARES Act Provider Relief: Sorting Out the Details
The $30 billion in COVID-19 funds being sent directly to health care providers has sparked questions among providers. Fortunately, there are answers out there.
Physical Therapy and COVID-19 in the Media: Seven Worthwhile Reads
Six stories on how the profession is responding to the pandemic — and one exploration of what could soon be a huge issue for PTs and PTAs.