Wednesday, December 21, 2016

IHCP expands provider types allowed to order PT and OT

The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) currently allows physicians, including doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy, to order physical and occupational therapy services for IHCP members. 
For reimbursement consideration, the ordering physician must be enrolled in the IHCP, and the order must be made in writing. Effective February 1, 2017, the IHCP is expanding the provider types that may order physical and occupational therapy services for IHCP members. 

In addition to physicians, the following provider types may order the therapy services indicated: 

 Physical therapy services:  Chiropractor  Dentist  Nurse practitioner  Physician assistant  Podiatrist  Psychologist  

Occupational therapy services:  Chiropractor  Nurse practitioner  Optometrist  Physician assistant  Podiatrist  Psychologist 

As with physicians, for reimbursement consideration, the ordering provider must be enrolled in the IHCP, and the order must be made in writing. This policy change applies to dates of service on or after February 1, 2017. The change applies to all IHCP programs, subject to limitations established for certain benefit packages.

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