This page will be updated as new resources and information becomes available.
Last Updated January 26, 2021
Please visit our vaccine news page for more information about PTs and PTAs receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare includes coverage for physical therapy in Medicaid COVID-19 telehealth expansion. Read More.
APTA Telehealth Resources Web Page
Updates from Payers, as well as link to free webinars and training.
CMS announced it will pay for physical therapy provided by PTs. Read More.
E-visits (not the same as telehealth) – Find out how to furnish and bill for them.
Aetna, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare will pay for telehealth provided by physical therapists
– UnitedHealthcare telehealth website
On May 15, Humana announced it will pay for treatment provided by PTs via telehealth. Read More.
TRICARE/TRIWEST will pay for telehealth care by physical therapists. Read More.
Blue Cross of Idaho announced it will pay for telehealth at the same rates as an in-person visit through December 31, 2020. Read More.
Message from Idaho Chapter President, Derek Gerber, PT:
March 24, 2020
While the reported number of COVID-19 cases in Idaho is low at this time, the situation changes for the worse nearly every day and we want you to be as prepared as possible to make decisions about your life and your practice.
We’ve added some COVID-19 resources below including resources from us (Idaho Physical Therapy Association), APTA, the state of Idaho, and the CDC.
While providing patient care via telehealth is technically legal for PTs and PTAs in Idaho, it is not always paid for by payers. Restrictions on payment for telehealth PT may ease up as this crisis continues. A new waiver from CMS allows e-visits with patients. While not considered telehealth, this waiver provides some flexibility for treatment.
We plan to send an additional email tio members about telehealth in the next couple of days and will add updates to this COVID-19 resources web page about telehealth as we find out more.
Idaho COVID-19 Official Resources website
Idaho COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
As part of the Idaho Rebounds program, Idaho will make $300 million available in a grant program for small businesses, including for the self-employed. Find information and how to apply on the website.
US Small Business Administration information about loans and operating your business safely. Read More.
Resources from APTA about sourcing PPE, spotting scams and evaluating need
APTA President Sharon Dunn’s Message on the COVID-19 Impact, the Challenges We Face and How We Must Face Them Together (March 20)
APTA Statement on Patient Care and Practice Management During COVID-19 Outbreak (March 17)
Additional APTA COVID-19 resources
CDC Guidance for Healthcare Facilities
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