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Achieving direct access has been a major initiative for APTA and its chapters. While it has been achieved in some form across the country, APTA continues to advocate for unrestricted direct access everywhere.

Physical therapists should take advantage of the opportunities provided by direct access.

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Researchers: Direct Access Works in the U.S. Civilian Health Care System

Dec 7, 2020

A new study affirms that direct access to physical therapy improves outcomes and lowers cost for patients with back pain.


Direct Access and Medicare

May 4, 2020

Medicare beneficiaries can go directly to physical therapists without a referral or visit to a physician.


Direct Access and Medicare in Hospital-Based Outpatient Settings

May 3, 2020

CMS has specific regulations that impact direct access services in hospital-based outpatient settings.