• Supervision: PT Assistants, Aides, and Students Image

    articleJul 10, 2014

    Supervision: PT Assistants, Aides, and Students

    Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and aides as well as PT students can be a big help to therapy practices. But, per state and Medicare law, not all titles are created—or treated—equally. Read on to learn how you can incorporate the services of assistants, aides, and students into your practice—and still get paid. Physical Therapist Assistants Under Medicare, physical therapist assistants can provide physical therapy services in an outpatient private practice setting—as long as those services are performed …

  • articleOct 7, 2013

    The Story of a PTA (Interview)

    We here at WebPT are big advocates for the rehab therapy industry—and that includes all the incredible PT, OT, and SLP assistants who positively impact the lives of their patients. So today, we thought we’d give you an inside look into the life and times of a fantastic PTA (and Twitter friend) Daniel Timm ( @DaneTimm ) of ATI Physical Therapy in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Check out our interview with Daniel below. WebPT: Why did you decide to …

  • How to Bill for PT Assistants Providing Physical Therapy Services Image

    articleMar 4, 2013

    How to Bill for PT Assistants Providing Physical Therapy Services

    Today's post comes from Tom Ambury, PT and compliance officer at  PT Compliance Group , and WebPT cofounder and COO Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. One of the most frequently asked questions in the PT billing space is: "Our state practice act allows licensed PTAs to treat without direct onsite supervision. I understand that PTAs can’t bill under their own National Provider Identifier (NPI) and license, so how do I bill for my PTA’s services?" The answer: Don’t confuse …

  • articleApr 28, 2011

    Six Tips for Making PT Practice Documentation a Priority

    PT practice documentation has to be a priority. It is vital to the overall wellbeing of patients and the quality of care that they receive. However, it is hard for staff to always find the time to get this part of their job done. For many of them, this is also the most tedious part of their job. They want to interact with patients and to help them improve their abilities more than anything else. A good …

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