Therapy Services

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12/03/15

Question:

We have a massage therapist employed in our office who is being supervised by our physical therapist. Our question: when we bill to Medicare, does the supervising therapist have to sign the massage therapist’s notes agreeing with the care provided that day and the plan of care?

Answer:

Therapy services performed by a massage therapist are not reportable by the therapist “Incident-To”. A therapist may supervise a PTA for Medicare and bill if all rules are met; a massage therapist does not meet the qualified provider rules for therapy according to Medicare.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/03/15.

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