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Tricare and Private Practice PTAs

March 18, 2014 14 Comments
Tricare and Private Practice PTAs

Tricare policy does not allow for therapy to be paid when it is provided by a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in private practice settings.  A previous post on this generated a lot of comments , as well as a lot of email.  The reference in that post on Tricare and private practice PTAs was the […]

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Tricare Physical Therapist Assistant Not Allowed

February 13, 2014 42 Comments
Tricare Physical Therapist Assistant Not Allowed

Tricare does not reimburse for therapy provided by therapy assistants, and in fact excludes from reimbursement outpatient physical therapy that is performed by physical therapist assistants in the private practice setting (2/24/14 – clarified for private practice setting).  This may be a surprise to many providers, in that Tricare, like Medicare is a federal healthcare […]

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