APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory update covers multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future. In this episode: lawmakers focus on the PTA differential, a big telehealth win, a bill to relieve administrative burden in Medicare Advantage, and more.
This May installment of APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory roundup focuses on SNF and IRF rules, a sequestration win, telehealth, and more.
Find it hard to keep up with what’s happening on Capitol Hill, in Medicare, and other regulatory arenas? You’re not alone. Now you can get up-to-speed, fast: APTA offers a podcast-based roundup of what’s going on, and what our panel of staff experts says needs to be on your radar. We cover multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future.
This episode: telehealth legislation, information blocking, and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the number of patients seeking physical therapist services via telehealth. This paradigm shift will improve access to care, but it also brings change.
Recently, CMS added physical therapists to the list of eligible health care professionals who can furnish and bill Medicare for services furnished via telehealth. In this podcast we discuss what’s happening in Medicare in relation to telehealth and what APTA is doing to continue to advocate on behalf of the profession.
Physical therapists who have changed their care models to adapt to the COVID-19 health crisis will discuss how they modified their practices in response to the pandemic, and will share innovative strategies to provide physical therapist services to patients in need. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
Telehealth and telePT are increasing in scope and availability to providers and patients. As adoption and uptake of these delivery innovations has expanded, physical therapy research and education has been slow to address the nuances of clinical reasoning and patient management in a setting in which the patient is not in the same location as the clinician. In this panel, providers across specialties answer questions from audience members.
In this panel, providers across specialties will discuss how they are implementing telehealth in their clinical practices. Providers will discuss how they manage patients and deliver effective care from a distance in pediatric, neurological, women’s health, orthopedic settings. The presenters will provide insights into current practice models and the research surrounding digital care delivery. Additionally, they will explain clinical decision making in digital care delivery and traditional clinical settings to optimize outcomes.
APTA’s live #XchangeSA chat with Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD on Telehealth and Telerehab. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA/