State of Connecticut Guidance During Covid-19 Pandemic regarding PT

 As we all struggle with the daily personal and professional challenges of dealing with the spread of Covid-19, the APTA CT is working hard to keep you up to date on changing regulations, as they impact the provision of PT.  We are also continuing our efforts to expand your ability to offer care to your patients.  We have received a number of calls with regard to the Governor’s Executive Orders, so we’ve compiled the following analysis of what’s come out thus far and have included links to the Executive Orders and other supporting documentation:

Licensure

As of March 23rd, the Commissioner of Public Health suspended the need for Connecticut licensure for a number of health professions, including PTs and PTAs, to practice in Connecticut.  The order confirms that any such provider must have a valid license from another state, act within the Connecticut scope of practice and maintain malpractice insurance coverage.  Subsequently, that order has been extended and is now in place until at least February 9, 2021.

July 12: License reciprocity:  EO 7DD (section 9) established reciprocity and EO 7HHH for continuation.

Telehealth

Medicaid - Telemedicine: Update to Place of Service Requirements (1/6/21)

PB 2020-85 CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 43: Updates to the Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Therapy Services Billed by Home Health Agencies/Access Agencies (1/6/21)

PB 2020-87 CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 44: Updated Telemedicine Guidance for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services (1/6/21)

Bulletin on Health Insurance Coverage for Telehealth revised under PA20-02 and Procedures-Conn. Gen. Stat. 38a-499a and 38a-526a  (August 27)


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