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Analysis of State Readiness for Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist Shortages as Addressed by Expanded Telehealth Services

Robertshaw, Katherine (2020) Analysis of State Readiness for Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist Shortages as Addressed by Expanded Telehealth Services. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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This research paper provides a limited survey of state and federal reimbursement policies affecting physical therapists’ and occupational therapists’ ability to provide services via telehealth platforms and analyzes six states’ reimbursement policies for telerehabilitative services for their Medicaid population. The analysis makes use of a developed scorecard that assesses various aspects of telehealth law to gauge physical and occupational therapists’ readiness to use and bill for telehealth on a state basis. The outcome of the survey and scoring suggests that states are highly variable for what, by whom, and from where, teleservices will be reimbursed. Progressive states, as defined by the scorecard, are introducing additional regulation to expand teleservices, while conservative states are not introducing regulation or are doing so at a slower rate. Nationally telerehabilitation is thwarted by reimbursement policies with limited or contradictory coverage and restrictions related to licensure. From a public health perspective, telerehabilitation services must expand to prolong and improve the quality of life for an aging America.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Robertshaw, Katherinekrr76@pitt.edukrr76
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHershey, Tina BatraTBH16@pitt.eduTBH16UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberStover, Alysonadstover@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKamaraj, Deepandck20@pitt.edudck20UNSPECIFIED
Date: 23 April 2020
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 40
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 19:45
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 19:45
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/38772

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