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CMS adds Physical Therapists to Telehealth Providers during COVID-19
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced regulatory waivers and rule changes to expand care to seniors, including expansion of beneficiaries’ access to telehealth services.
You can read the full announcement from CMS here.


Medicaid Removes Prior Authorization Requirement During COVID-19
Effective March 1, 2020, until the termination date of the public health emergency, including any extensions, the Department has removed prior authorization for physical, occupational, and speech therapies. You can read the notice here.

COVID-19 & Physical Therapy

The Acute Care Section has developed resources for treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes on-demand webinars that are available to all APTA members. Webinars include:
• Acute Care PT & COVID-19: How Can We Add the Greatest Value
• PT Considerations of Neurologic Presentations in COVID-19
• PT Considerations of COVID-19 in the Post-Acute Setting
• COVID-19: Minimizing the Impact of Social Distancing for the Older Adult
• COVID-19: Clinical Best Practices in PT Management
Check out their resources here.



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