Know the rules. Follow them.
The term "compliance" encompasses a range of issues, from fraud and abuse to following requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and other entities.
Understanding compliance can seem overwhelming, but it's not: APTA and other organizations continually provide guidance that can help you practice safely.
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Oct 13, 2020
PTs and PTAs need to have a solid understanding of health IT privacy laws and regulations, as well as policies designed to improve patient access to their own records. This includes HIPAA as well as requirements related to information blocking and
Additional Compliance Content
Mar 18, 2021 / Open Access
APTA has issued a practice advisory for practice owners and organization administrators, staff PTs and PTAs, and health IT developers to understand and prepare for the opportunities and implications of this new rule.
Feb 3, 2020 / Article
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability.
Dec 15, 2020 / Review
HHS wants to make it easier for patients to access and share health records — and ease providers' administrative burden along the way.
Nov 9, 2020 / Review
Consumers will have access to insurance cost information, including for many physical therapist services.
Oct 28, 2020 / Column
Here are some key things to know.
Oct 23, 2020 / News
The return to earlier reporting rules was accompanied by an expansion of the provider types that can apply for relief funds.
Oct 21, 2020 / Analysis
Requirements aimed at making electronic health information more accessible are likely to impact your practice.
Oct 16, 2020 / Article
Federal requirements are aimed at increasing access to patient data. Providers need to understand what's expected of them.
Sep 23, 2020 / News
If you received $10,000 or more in CARES Act relief funds from HHS, you are required to report on how you spent the money.
Sep 1, 2020 / Column
Familiarize yourself with these protections - and know your ethical responsibilities.