MO Practice Act:
The MO OT Practice Act does not restrict occupational therapy practitioners from engaging in telehealth. Supervision requirements of OTA must still be followed.
Occupational therapists are approved providers for telehealth under MO Medicaid if they are registered provers through MO HealthNET
Read More on telehealth and COVID -19 for MO Medicaid
MO Medicaid Provider Bulletin on Telehealth
MO Medicaid Therapy Provider Manual
MO Medicaid has waived the requirement that in order to treat patients in MO via telemedicine/telehealth, health care providers must be fully licensed to practice in MO. MHD allows practitioners to bill for telehealth as long as they are licensed in the state where they practice. This is only effective under the 1135 wavier for the State of Emergency in MIssouri. Providers must still be enrolled as MHD providers.
has approved occupational therapy as a covered service for telehealth under the State of the Emergency in states that are currently experiencing the emergency. There has been expansion of coverage for e-visits but there are numerous restrictions. Read more at AOTA's COVID-19 Telehealth Update
to support the passage of the CONNECT for Health Act (H.R. 4932/S.2741) would allow Medicare to approve telehealth coverage for occupational therapy and other therapy services. Senator Roy Blunt and Representative Ann Wagner has already co-sponsored this bill so be sure to thank them for their support and ask for action. Share your story now!
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