Physical Therapists

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HHS Publishes Guidance on Patient Access to Records under HIPAA

On January 7, 2016 the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a fact sheet and a series of frequently asked questions to help to clarify an individual’s right to access and obtain a copy of his or her health...more

CMS Sets 2016 Medicare Outpatient Therapy Cap Limits

CMS has announced that the CY 2016 Medicare outpatient therapy limits are $1,960 for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined and $1,960 for occupational therapy, compared to $1,940 for 2015. The Medicare...more

Tennessee Attorney General States that Physical Therapists Cannot Perform Trigger-Point Dry Needling

In an opinion released on June 19, 2014, the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General stated that Physical Therapists cannot lawfully perform Intramuscular Manual Therapy or Trigger-Point Dry Needling. Dry Needling therapy...more

AB 1000 and Corporate Practice in California: More than Meets the Eye—or Less?

On the way to authorizing direct access to physical therapy, the California legislature may have broadly loosened the restrictions on numerous business arrangements imposed by California’s corporate practice ban. AB 1000,...more

New Law Changes Permissible Referrals for Physical Therapy

On January 1, 2014, AB 1000 went into effect. It is a combination of two bills: (1) AB 1000 for direct consumer access to physical therapy, and (2) AB 1003, sponsored by the California Medical Association, to permit...more

Alabama CON Review Board Update - March 2013

In This Update: - I. Certificate of Need Program - II. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations - III. Announcement: - Excerpt from Certificate of Need...more

Immigration Rules for Physical Therapists Need Updating

Despite an aging U.S. population that is growing the need for physical therapists in this country, America still makes it difficult for foreign-born physical therapists to work here, according to a new report by the National...more

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