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Ep 31: Direct Access in OT: Do I Need a Physician’s Prescription?

Direct Access in OT: Do I Need a Physician’s Prescription?

Another question I often get asked is whether or not occupational therapists need a physician’s referral in order to see a patient. This question primarily comes up in private practice or outpatient settings where the patient can ask for occupational therapy services. That’s why this week on The Amplify OT Podcast, I am talking about direct access in occupational therapy!

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In this episode, I cover:

  • The two questions we must consider when discussing whether or not you need a physician’s prescription in order to see a patient 
  • Where you can find information on your State Practice Act and why, even if you find information for your state you may still be confused. 
  • Walking you through some scenarios to help you better understand and navigate direct access. 
  • What you need to know when it comes to direct access for Medicare patients.

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