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SSIG Region VII Virtual Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
TK McMahon
16:25
Texas currently non member
K Hudak
16:27
AZ, yes
Shannon Speagle PT
16:28
AZ, PT, not a current member
Janine
16:32
In Houston, Texas! APTA, APPT and SIG member.
BLKlempi
16:33
Bettye Klempin, PT: Garland ISD
Cindy Miles
16:35
Hi everyone, I am a member from PA
Belinda
16:43
Texas, currently not a member
Carolyn’s iPad
16:44
GA- member
Maria Jones
16:50
Oklahoma City, OK. I am a member
kittlesr
16:58
Texas PTA - not member
Karen K
17:13
Texas, not member
Susan Billings
17:18
I’m from Texas and I’m a member.
Carie Crabb
17:53
Texas APTA member SIG member
Shannon Speagle PT
19:52
Is this site only available for members?
Jan McElroy
20:46
Face page and news is open to everyone. Some parts are open only to members.
Laurie Brown
36:33
I’m interested to know if anyone is providing face to face school based services right now in other states than Texas?
Nikki Williams
37:18
not in kentucky
Maria Jones
37:20
Not in Oklahoma
Laurie Brown
37:38
I didn’t think so
Carie Crabb
37:38
Not in Texas
Nikki Williams
37:46
is school in session in Tx?
Janine
37:46
Not in Texas that I know of
Stacey Robertson
38:10
not in TX
TK McMahon
38:12
no schools in session in Texas
Cindy Miles
41:26
www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/Practice_and_Patient_Care/Patient_Care/Technology/Telehealth/Coding_and_Billing/TelehealthCOVID19StateEmergencyOrders.pdf
Cindy Miles
41:36
www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/Practice_and_Patient_Care/Patient_Care/Technology/Telehealth/Coding_and_Billing/TelehealthCOVID19StateMandatedHealthOrders.pdf
Cindy Miles
41:52
Updatesrundown of state licensure exemptions and requirements for PTs and PTAs related to the COVID pandemic
Cindy Miles
42:05
https://www.apta.org/StateIssues/InterstateLicensureCompact/
Maria Jones
44:47
advocacy@apta.org
Janine
46:37
A good resource for School-Based Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy (especially for those in Texas) is TxSpot.org.
Gerrie Stence
49:14
Do you have any guidance on 3rd party mandated billing by school districts even though the licensed PT feels that the direct service should not be billed?
Stacey Robertson
50:08
TX is not doing face to face in schools now.
Gerrie Stence
51:04
direct
Janine
51:12
Informed Consent for Teletherapy is mandated by the Texas Practice act. There are sample Consent Forms on the Resource Page of TxSpot.
Gerrie Stence
51:23
professional judgment
Gerrie Stence
51:40
yes
Laurie Brown
52:35
Is Gerrie possibly talking about billing school services right now with distance learning?
Gerrie Stence
52:44
yes
Gerrie Stence
53:51
we are documenting clearly that it isn’t billable.
Shannon Speagle PT
54:09
Can I use that justification when members of the IEP team disagree with the PT recommendation?
Laurie Brown
55:20
I’ve been told of one school district in Austin who is having PTs meet over zoom with teachers and students, then asking PTs to bill for those services.
TK McMahon
56:18
We are billing for telehealth for direct services in Texas.
Carie Crabb
56:22
We are billing for services provided via telehealth in Texas.
Nikki Williams
57:01
We are billing for them in KY. It is allowed by our board as long as the patient and practitioner are both present. We cannot bill for collab with teachers or other team members if the student is not present. Or even if it's just the family without the student
K Hudak
58:01
Joanne there are interactive and telephonic cpt codes that some districts are using in AZ. I think it varies by school district and discipline.
Carie Crabb
58:07
Texas can bill through SHARS for services provided via telehealth as long as we get informed consent for provision of services virtually.
BLKlempi
59:09
We meet with teachers in google/zoom only if they are indirect/consult, and do not bill. Only bill if direct google meet with student and parent session only. Texas
Nikki Williams
01:03:46
We have to get informed consent for telehealth. I am sure most states have to as well. Is there a common length of time these documents are good for?
Laurie Ray [School SIG Chair]
01:10:23
Any questions, ideas or comments...send to pediatricschoolsig@gmail.com
Stacey Robertson
01:10:40
Lois Goodin from Region 10 in Richardson, TX is representing our state very well!!! Thank you Lois!!
ANA G
01:12:34
Thank you! PT from Texas, non-APTA member
Laurie Ray [School SIG Chair]
01:12:37
This town hall (video and chat) will be posted on the School SIG webpage soon. Thank you for participating tonight!
Laurie Ray [School SIG Chair]
01:13:02
Thanks Ana! Hoping everyone wants to join now!!
Tammy Kimmelman
01:13:13
Thank you!
Brett Bower, PTA
01:13:28
Thank you.
Joanne PT
01:13:37
You are very welcome!!
K Hudak
01:13:38
thank you!
Leah Alba
01:13:41
thank you
Nikki Williams
01:13:46
Thank you to all the organizers for answers and encouragement.
Carie Crabb
01:14:20
Thank you! We appreciate your leadership and support!
Janine
01:14:25
Thank you!
Cindy Miles
01:14:36
Thank you everyone Be safe