The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule to add certified or licensed physical therapy assistants (PTAs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) as TRICARE-authorized providers, to engage in physical or occupational therapy, under the supervision of a TRICARE-authorized physical or occupational therapist, in accordance with Medicare’s rules for supervision and qualification when billed by under the supervising therapist’s national provider identification number. This rule will align TRICARE with Medicare’s policy. Comments on this proposed rule will be accepted until Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Contact Melissa Dehoff, RCPA Director of Rehabilitation Services, with questions.
Home Policy Areas Medical Rehab DOD Proposed Rule on Addition of Therapy Assistants as TRICARE Authorized