Posts tagged ‘scope of practice’

April 11, 2011

PT scope of practice is probably larger than you think

I often hear from clinicians frustrated that PTs won’t do this or that … maybe for good reasons, and maybe not. And I hear from PTs who just don’t know what their scope of work should be.

If you want to know the PT scope of practice, just go to the Benefit Policy Manual. In Chapter 7 you will find the General Principles Governing Reasonable and Necessary Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology Services, and Occupational Therapy sections in 40.2.1-40.2.4.3 of the Benefit Policy Manual.

CMS provides examples of the type of work in the scope of practice, including assessment, wound care, teaching, and other issues.