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Pennsylvania

From here you can access Pennsylvania specific information on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, Medicaid coverage of therapy, pediatric services including Early Intervention and school-based services, telehealth, home health services, health liens, abuse reporting, and Pennsylvania medical records law.

Physical Therapy FAQs

    • Continuing Education
    • Scope of Practice
    • Referrals and Direct Access
    • Supervision and Delegation
    • Documentation 
    • License Issues
    • Unprofessional Conduct

Occupational Therapy FAQs

    • Continuing Education
    • Scope of Practice
    • Referrals and Direct Access
    • Supervision and Delegation
    • Documentation
    • License Issues
    • Unprofessional Conduct

Speech Therapy FAQs

    • Continuing Education
    • Scope of Practice
    • Assistants
    • Clinical Fellowships
    • Unprofessional Conduct

Medicaid Coverage of Therapy Services

    • Outpatient Therapy Services
    • Other Practice Settings
    • Medicaid Enrollment
    • Documentation
    • Patient Billing
    • Medicaid Managed Care
    • Appeals and Audits
    • Fee Schedules 

Pediatric Therapy Services

    • Early Intervention
    • School-Based Services

Workers' Compensation

    • Employee choice of provider
    • Physical and occupational therapy rules
    • Medical records
    • Fee Schedules

Home Health

    • Therapy services and documentation
    • Medicaid coverage of home health services

Telehealth

    • General Law
    • PT Board
    • OT Board
    • Insurance Coverage

Mandatory Reporting of Abuse

    • Child Abuse
    • Elder Abuse

Healthcare Liens

Retention and Release of Medical Records

    • Required retention period
    • Releasing records to patients
    • Releasing records to third parties
    • Charging the patient for copies
    • Patient requests for alternations
    • Closing the practice
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