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Stakeholders launch telehealth survey

Stakeholders launch telehealth survey

WASHINGTON – The Clinician Task Force and NCART have launched a survey to collect data and examples that can be used to educate Congress and other policy makers on the importance of physical and occupational therapists retaining the ability to provide telehealth services. 

“These folks need to hear real-life examples of how PT and OT telehealth has been a benefit to people with disabilities who use CRT, so they can understand the need to designate PTs and OTs as permanent telehealth practitioners,” wrote Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, in a recent email. 

CMS is allowing PTs and OTs to provide telehealth services during the public health emergency. 

The CTF and NCART are also trying to increase support for a bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. 2168, that would permanently expand access to telehealth services, including those specifically provided by PTs and OTs. 

“Ensuring there is a permanent PT/OT telehealth option after the PHE expires is important to protect continued access to CRT for people with disabilities,” Clayback wrote. 


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