This week, APTA issued a press release to insurance companies, third-party payers, employer groups, benefit managers, human resource professionals, self-insurers, and policymakers on the association's recently adopted Physical Therapy Model Benefit Plan (MBP) Design.
APTA's MBP includes a description of the role and value of physical therapists (PT) in health care that emphasizes the use of evidence in reducing disability and clinical costs, guiding principles for access to physical therapists, the role of medical necessity in decision making, the coverage of physical therapy benefits, and appropriate cost-sharing provisions. Physical therapists can use MBP to advocate for appropriate access to and coverage of physical therapist services.
An APTA podcast provides an overview and background information on MBP.
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