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Providers must be enrolled as a Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) provider in order to:
Physical therapists must be licensed and may supervise up to four (4) individuals at one time who are not physical therapists, including certified nurse aides, to assist in the therapist's clinical practice. Supervision authority extends to the limits stated in the Physical Therapists Practice Act.
Physical therapist assistants (PTA) must be certified by and must work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Occupational therapists must be licensed.
Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) must practice under the general supervision of a Colorado registered occupational therapist.
Therapy may also be rendered by licensed and enrolled physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses as allowed by their respective scopes of practice.
Physical and occupational therapists not employed by an agency, clinic, hospital, or physician may bill Health First Colorado directly, otherwise it is the employer who bills directly for the services.
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Physical and Occupational Therapy Billing Manual