• Direct Access Laws by State (Idaho-Mississippi) Image

    articleDec 11, 2017 | 9 min. read

    Direct Access Laws by State (Idaho-Mississippi)

    Yesterday, I broke down the what’s what of direct access laws by state, starting in Alabama and ending in Hawaii . Today, I’m continuing our guided tour of direct access law by kicking things off in Idaho and making our way down the list to Mississippi. (Don’t worry about gas money: we’ll do it all from the comfort of our homes or offices.) Just to reiterate, I’m not a legal or compliance expert, and all of the …

  • Direct Access Laws by State (Alabama-Hawaii) Image

    articleDec 8, 2017 | 10 min. read

    Direct Access Laws by State (Alabama-Hawaii)

    If you’re a physical therapist—and you’re licensed in the United States—then you’re practicing in a direct access state. That’s right: In all 50 states—as well as the US Virgin Islands and DC—direct access to at least a physical therapy evaluation is the law of the land. But, before you start seeing every patient who walks through your door without a physician referral, there are a few things you ought to know. The laws around direct access can …

  • Founder Letter: Direct Access: Why PTs Are Doing it Wrong Image

    articleOct 4, 2017 | 7 min. read

    Founder Letter: Direct Access: Why PTs Are Doing it Wrong

    Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of excuses as to why PTs who don’t practice in states with unrestricted physical therapy direct access shouldn’t bother marketing to patients or even accepting direct access patients at all—excuses like: “We can't see patients without a referral.” “Our physicians send us plenty of patients.” “Our payers make us obtain referrals, anyway.” “I couldn’t possibly charge cash for my services.” And my personal favorite: “There’s no point in marketing to …

  • Direct Access Laws by State (Rhode Island-Wyoming) Image

    articleOct 23, 2014 | 9 min. read

    Direct Access Laws by State (Rhode Island-Wyoming)

    You made it. Even I made it—and alive to boot! This will be my last post on direct access laws for all 50 states—plus DC and the US Virgin Islands. If you missed the previous states, please check out my last three posts: Alabama-Hawaii , Idaho-Mississippi , and Missouri-Pennsylvania . And one more disclaimer for good measure: I am not a legal expert, and I’ve sourced all of the following information from the APTA and various state …

  • Direct Access Laws by State (Missouri-Pennsylvania) Image

    articleOct 22, 2014 | 8 min. read

    Direct Access Laws by State (Missouri-Pennsylvania)

    Welcome to day three of covering direct access at the state level. If you have missed states Alabama through Mississippi, be sure to check out my last two blog posts ( Alabama-Hawaii and Idaho-Mississippi ). I would like to point out, again, that I am not a legal expert, and I’ve sourced all of the following information from the APTA and various state association websites. If you have any questions about your state’s law, please consult your …

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