Industry Updates

TeleHealth End Dates

The APTA is closely monitoring payer policy activity related to telehealth as it relates to permanent changes that will extend beyond the Pandemic Health Emergency (PHE.) Many Telehealth and E-Visit options will cease at the end of the PHE. As of today, the end date is July 24, 2020, however some payers have posted earlier end dates and some have extended beyond the PHE date. Double check with each of your payers to confirm their telehealth end dates. Additionally, contact your state physical, occupational and speech therapy associations to advocate continuing to offer Telehealth to your patients. 

Medicare Reduction

Help STOP the Medicare 8% reduction to the fee schedule effective January 2021! If you are a member of APTA join their campaign here or if you are not an APTA member please still join a letter campaign here to fight.

Compact Law

This law allows therapists of multiple disciplines to work in multiple states after being licensed in your “home” state. Check with your state association to learn more about the status of your state progress toward this legislation.

CoPay Advocacy

This law is asking that Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy is not considered as a “specialist”.

Authorization Limits (Illinois)

This law would monitor the insurance company’s authorization processes. Click here to see the press release.