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CMS opens up telehealth to therapists

May 1, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS announced last week that it will allow occupational therapists and physical therapists to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic, a big win for complex rehab stakeholders.The agency has waived the limitations on the types of clinical practitioners that can furnish Medicare telehealth services. Previously, only doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certain others could provide these services.“This has been a major request from us, along...

Clinicians, Complex Rehab, Coronavirus Outbreak, Telehealth

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Stakeholders seek to improve 'pathway' to clinicians

April 10, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - One-third of clinicians recently surveyed by the Clinician Task Force have seen their seating clinics closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Cathy Carver.The closures are a result of a number of issues, including patients not wanting to come into the clinics and of clinicians being moved to other parts of hospitals to respond to the crisis.“Access to clinicians in the traditional seating clinic setting is challenging in some areas,” said Carver, executive director...

Clinicians, Complex Rehab, Coronavirus Outbreak

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Separate benefit: Committee courts clinicians

September 3, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

A steering committee collecting support for its efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab is trying to climb the next rung on the ladder. Don Clayback, chairman of the steering committee and executive director of NCART, plans to meet with officials from the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association in Washington, D.C., next week. “First, we want them to be aware of the issue,” he said. “Second, we'd like their input and,...

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