• News New Blog Banner

  • New Podcast: Using APTA's Medical Necessity Definition

    A new podcast discusses how and why APTA adopted a position on medically necessary physical therapy services and provides physical therapists with a framework for using the definition to demonstrate and evaluate the value of physical therapy services.

    APTA's position is modeled after Model Contractual Language for Medical Necessity, developed by the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University. The key pillars of the concept presented in this model and discussed in detail in the podcast are authority, purpose, scope, evidence, and value.


    • I missed this podcast. Would you please send me printed material outlining the definition that I could present to my staff? Thank you.

      Posted by Kathy Stewart on 11/30/2011 12:09 PM

    • Please note that the podcast page, linked in the article above, includes a printable transcript.

      Posted by News Now Staff on 11/30/2011 2:56 PM

    • Thanks for a well done description and good directions for how to defend medical necessity as distinguised from insurance benefits.

      Posted by Ann Rugh -> >KWbB on 12/2/2011 2:43 PM

    • Why does APTA limit this important information to a podcast which has a limited population of viewers? Please provide a link to printable material. Give us something for our increasing dues.

      Posted by Tom Brocato on 12/3/2011 8:49 AM

    • Tom Brocato: As stated above, please note that the podcast page, linked in the above article, includes a printable transcript.

      Posted by News Now Staff on 12/5/2011 8:11 AM

    • Would love this infromation. The podcast times are not always conducive to those treating patients full time, more time options or posting on APTA web cite would be very helpful. Please send a hard copy f available.

      Posted by Heather Engelbert on 12/5/2011 5:35 PM

    Leave a comment
    Name *
    Email *