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[UPDATED] Department of Defense Releases Final Rule Regarding PTAs and OTAs and TRICARE

[UPDATED] Department of Defense Releases Final Rule Regarding PTAs and OTAs and TRICARE

On April 22, 2020, TRICARE officially revised its updated policy manual to include PTAs and OTAs as authorized providers. Supervision requirements mirror those under the Medicare program, and TRICARE also requires the application of the CQ/CO modifier to indicate services provided in whole or in part by the assistant. Beginning with dates of service on or after April 16, assistants were officially recognized as providers under TRICARE based on the effective date of the Department of Defense’s Final Rule released March 16.

For more information, access the manual.

And access the information from the APTA.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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