PTA Reimbursement Analysis

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According to the student supervision chart we reviewed in class, PTA services are reimbursable in a variety of different settings. Reimbursement is a way for the patient to be sure they are getting the proper treatment they need. This means that the insurance company will give the patient a refund as long as the services are given correctly. Some settings PTA services are reimbursable include skilled nursing facilities, hospital facilities and outpatient rehab agencies. Though PTA students are allowed to provide their services in these settings, they cannot work with patients without direct supervision by a licensed physical therapist. This is required by the Medicare

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