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Coronavirus: Information for California PT professionals

Official guidance and best practices change rapidly as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. CPTA is curating critical advice from trusted sources such as the CDC. Check back frequently for updates.

 

A message from CPTA President, Rick Katz, regarding COVID-19
March 25
Things have been moving very quickly on the Federal, State, and Local levels in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Teleheath in California
March 25
Investigate and consider the issues within the following areas as you make decisions on whether or not to use telehealth in your practice.

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Announces Telehealth Coverage
March 27

UnitedHealthcare will reimburse physical, occupational and speech therapy telehealth services provided by qualified health care professionals when rendered using interactive audio/video technology.

Cigna Announces Telehealth Coverage
March 27

Cigna has announced interim billing guidelines that will cover limited telehealth services for physical therapist providers.

Anthem announces telehealth coverage in California plans
March 24

Anthem has announced that it will cover telehealth for all providers in California plans.

Blue Shield of California Telehealth Update
March 23
Blue Shield of California shared the following telehealth update on its website.

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19
March 22
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced unprecedented relief for the clinicians, providers, and facilities participating in Medicare quality reporting programs including the 1.2 million clinicians in the Quality Payment Program and on the front lines of America’s fight against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

California State Agencies Ordered to Cover Telehealth PT and PT as an Essential Healthcare Services
March 20
Things are changing rapidly, but as of this moment the federal government recommendations supported by the CDC include the following...

 

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Coronavirus: Information for APTA Members

Official guidance and best practices change rapidly as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. APTA is curating critical advice from trusted sources such as the CDC. Visit their webpage often for up-to-date information.