COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
  

This page will be updated as new resources and information becomes available.

Last Updated April 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. MDT

 

 

 

TELEHEALTH RESOURCES

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare includes coverage for physical therapy in Medicaid COVID-19 telehealth expansion. Read More

Aetna, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare will pay for telehealth provided by physical therapists

- Aetna telehealth website

- Cigna telehealth website

- UnitedHealthcare telehealth website

 
TRICARE/TRIWEST will pay for telehealth care by physical therapists. Read More

APTA Telehealth Resources Web Page 
Including a template letter for you to use in advocating to your payers — private, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid (both fee for service and MCOs) 

 

 

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.

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES

US Small Business Administration

  • Paycheck Protection, Small Business Debt Relief, and other financial assistance from US Small Business Administration as part of CARES Act passed on March 27. Read More
  • US Small Business Administration information about loans and operating your business safely. Read More

APTA Guidance

APTA President Sharon Dunn's Message on 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

CMS announced it will pay for PT e-visits (not the same as telehealth. Find out how to furnish and bill for them.

Idaho COVID-19 Official Resources website

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Facilities

 

 

 

Still have questions? 

Email us at info@ptidaho.org and we'll do our best to answer your questions as quickly and precisely as we can!