Proposed Bill Would Require Tricare to Reimburse for Hippotherapy

On April 24, 2013, Rep Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced the Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act (HR 1705). The pertinent part of the law reads as follows: “(g) Rehabilitative therapy provided pursuant to subsection (a)(17) may include additional therapeutic exercises or therapeutic activities if such exercises or activities are included in the authorized individual…

Reforming the Payment System for Outpatient Physical Therapy Services

For the past several years, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has been working on the development of an alternative payment system (APS) for Medicare beneficiaries receiving outpatient physical therapy services. The APS is now known as the physical therapy classification and payment system (PTCPS). The Senior Director of Payment and Practice Management at the…