No Prescription Needed for Physical Therapy
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:14:52 EDT

Governor Rick Snyder signed a five-bill package this week allowing access to physical therapy services without a prescription.

“These bills will help Michiganders receive preventative care services if they choose, without placing extra monetary burdens on providers,” Snyder said.

Senate Bill 690, eliminates the prescription requirement for physical therapy services under some circumstances. If a physical therapist determines the treatment is necessary, an individual can receive services without a prescription for 21 days or up to 10 visits. An individual can also visit a physical therapist if seeking services to prevent injury or promote fitness.

SBs 691,692 and 694, clarify that insurers would not have to provide coverage or reimbursement for physical therapy services unless a prescription has been issued by a licensed health care professional.

And, SB 693, clarifies that an employer is not required to provide reimbursement for physical therapy services unless the services are provided under a prescription issued by a licensed health care professional.



   

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