Always vs Sometimes Therapy Codes: What’s the Difference?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has defined the CPT codes most commonly utilized by providers of outpatient physical and occupational therapy as well as speech-language pathologists as either “always therapy” codes or “sometimes therapy” codes. In this article, I will explain the following: The difference between “always therapy” and “sometimes therapy” codes Which…

TRICARE and Use of Assistants: Update

The United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate have both passed a bill that would allow physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist and occupational therapists, respectively, to treat TRICARE beneficiaries. The bill now goes to President Trump and we are awaiting his…