Last Modified: 3/26/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
Therapy evaluation FAQ
Q: If a physical therapy evaluation is signed by the physician, may it be used as the timely certification?
A: The criteria for “timely certification” of the initial plan of therapy has been met when the physician/non-physician practitioner’s certification of the plan has been documented (by signature or verbal order) and has been dated within the 30 days following the first day of treatment (including evaluation). Certification requirements have been met when the physician has certified the plan of care. If the signed order includes a plan of care, no further certification of the plan is required.
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