Every year near the end of July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases a document with all of the proposed policy changes that it wants to implement. And this year, the proposed rule is a roller coaster for rehab therapists.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown rehab therapy practices everywhere one curveball after another. In a matter of weeks—days, even—practice leaders have been forced to come up with gametime strategies for everything from treating patients at a safe distance to staying in business amid state-wide shutdowns.
Okay, everyone, are you ready for some good news? I know I am. After much delay, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants may begin treating Tricare patients starting April 16, 2020. Rejoice!
With the upcoming payment changes for PTAs and OTAs, we’ve received a lot of questions regarding supervision requirements for therapy assistants in the outpatient setting. So, we thought our readers would benefit from some examples of common, real-world scenarios the type of supervision each one requires.
It’s the season of spooks—and uncanny thrills and chills (like dancing skeletons and pumpkin people) are hiding around every corner. But ghostly wails, gnarled trees, and creaky houses aren’t the only eerie sentinels of the season.
Here are Medicare’s rules for using physical therapist assistants and aides as well as PT students.
We get a lot of questions when it comes to billing for private practice PT services. One of the most common has to do with billing for licensed PTAs—especially when Medicare and state practice acts have different requirements when it comes to supervision. Our advice?
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.