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APTA Learning Center Offers COVID-19 & Telehealth Resources

In these challenging times, PTs, PTAs, and students face multiple pressures — including the pressure to keep up with changing practice dynamics in the wake of a global pandemic.

APTA's Learning Center can help. The association's online continuing education platform now offers a collection of webinars and courses that can provide you with insight into telehealth, where some of the most significant changes are happening to the profession in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Please visit the catalogs below often to see the new content as it becomes available.

 

Volunteer to Assist in the Colorado COVID-19 Response!

The state of Colorado needs your help! It is critical that we build a strong pipeline of health care professionals, retirees and students to ensure our hospitals and care facilities have the support they need during this difficult time. Below is the official health care worker and volunteer intake form for the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 health care response efforts. We appreciate your support and stepping up to help fellow Coloradans!

CLICK HERE to learn more and sign-up!

 

State, APTA Colorado Seek Volunteers To Help Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted: 3/20/20

The state of Colorado and APTA Colorado are looking for volunteers to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis.

The state has established a website -- Help Colorado Now -- requesting volunteers and contributions to help communities during the current pandemic. "By working together, we can build a cohesive network to make sure no one falls through the cracks at this difficult time," the website says. 

APTA Colorado asks PTs and PTAs to volunteer "your healthcare skills to care for patients and to assist other healthcare providers during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is an open-ended opportunity -- the specific opportunity will depend on your availability, location and skills as well as the needs of the statewide community."

 

 

 

APTA Colorado Member Dyanna Haley-Rezac Hosts Webinars on PTs & Telehealth

Posted: March 20, 2020

APTA Colorado Member Dyanna Haley-Rezac and Mark Milligan this week discussed "Moving to Telehealth for Physical Therapists in Colorado during COVID-19" and their conversation is available for playback. 

Also, Dyanna at 7 p.m. tonight hosts Sarah Gallagher on "Telehealth in Colorado Practical Implications." Watch it live when it happens here: https://zoom.us/j/125662702

 

 

Aetna Expands Telehealth and Remote Visit Coverage, Allows PTs to Bill for E-Visits

Posted 3/19/20

Major commercial insurer Aetna announced that it would require no co-pay on telemedicine visits for any reason for 90 days—and would allow PTs to bill for e-visits consistent with the recent e-visit waiver policy announced by CMS. Collaborative efforts between APTA and Aetna led to the change and inclusion of PTs. All Aetna policy changes are retroactive to March 9.

The Aetna e-visit approach is slightly different expanded from the CMS system, in that it allows PTs to bill for either codes associated with evaluation and management (98970, 98971, 98972) or as well as for assessment and management (G2061, G062, and G2063). CMS only allows PTs to bill for the G codes. Providers should check with Aetna's provider page for updates and changes.

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