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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to Cover EMG by PTs

    In acknowledgement of  legislation effective October 1, the Right to Choose a Physical Therapist, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina has revised its corporate medical policy to include electrodiagnostic studies that are provided by a licensed physical therapist who currently is listed on APTA's website as a board-certified clinical electrophysiologic specialist per the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. 

    The North Carolina Chapter worked diligently for 3 years with state legislators and BCBS of North Carolina, citing physical therapists' education and clinical preparation to provide these services. After being assured that qualified PTs provide evidence-based, outcome-based, and cost-effective health care that encourages collaboration of the health care team, BCBS adopted the policy reflecting the ability of PTs certified in clinical electrophysiology to independently perform the testing.

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