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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.

 

State of the Association
May 18
A message from CPTA President, Rick Katz, PT, DPT

Teleheath in California
April 30
Investigate and consider the issues within the following areas as you make decisions on whether or not to use telehealth in your practice.

HHS Announces 45-Day Compliance Deadline Extension for Providers
May 28

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a 45 day deadline extension for providers who are receiving payments from the Provider Relief Fund to accept the Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund payments.

A Letter to Our Graduates from CPTA President, Rick Katz, PT, DPT
May 14

Unemployment Insurance: A Guide for Employers with Newly Displaced Workers
April 23
What Employers are Asking

California State Treasurer resources for small businesses, tax relief, individual relief, and food access
April 21

A message from CPTA President, Rick Katz, regarding COVID-19
April 3
Things have been moving very quickly on the Federal, State, and Local levels in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 Physical Therapy Workforce Survey
April 1
Please take this short survey to help us measure the current workforce demand due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This request is TIME SENSITIVE. Please take the survey.

Commissioner Lara directs health insurance companies to provide increased telehealth access
March 30
Throughout the declared COVID-19 state of emergency, the (CDI) expects health insurers to continue to provide access to medically necessary care.

Aetna Announces Telehealth Coverage
April 6
Aetna will reimburse physical therapy telehealth services provided by qualified health care professionals.

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.