APTA member Danielle Haggerty, PT, explains how her practice has successfully provided direct access to Medicare beneficiaries in a new APTA podcast. Haggerty shares her office's protocol for obtaining a signed plan of care to ensure that patients have access to physical therapy services and payment is received, and discusses the importance of educating therapists and office staff on Medicare requirements. In addition, Haggerty explains why she opts to have physicians recertify the plan of care every 30 days and how this has turned into an "excellent marketing tool" that strengthens the practice's relationship with the physician community.
For more information about direct access and Medicare, go to www.apta.org/DirectAccess/Medicare/.
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