Founder Anywhere Healthcare Austin, Texas, United States
As the health care landscape in the United States rapidly and drastically shifted in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth immediately became a feasible practice option for physical therapist providers and third-party payers. Physical therapists entering this practice arena need to ensure that they are up to date on changing regulatory and payment constraints in the area of telehealth practice. This presentation will provide an overview of the current environment of telehealth related to payment, licensure and practice. Practical ways to begin, continue and/or evolve a telehealth program in this evolving landscape will be discussed.
Relay the history and current status of delivering physical therapist’s services via telehealth as well as PT and PTA licensure regulations impacting the practice of telehealth.
Understand clinical guidelines, policies and procedures you should have in place for telehealth delivery by a physical therapist. This includes payment policies, state and federal regulation, and appropriate billing practices.
Define strategies for educating and aligning your team on the implementation of telehealth.