I receive many questions regarding the use of therapy students and therapy assistant students and can they participate in the treatment of Medicare patients? In this article, I will address the role of therapy students and therapy assistant students under Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services as well as skilled nursing facility (SNF) Part A therapy services. I will also discuss the use of students in the inpatient rehabilitation facility setting and acute care setting.
Under outpatient therapy, students can participate in the treatment of a Medicare Part B beneficiary; however,
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