UHC is the first of the largest insurers to make the move advocated by APTA.
In a major win for the profession and patients, UnitedHealthcare has become the first of the country’s largest private health insurers to adopt a permanent telehealth policy that includes PTs. APTA has made educating insurers on the value of permanently covering PT- and PTA-delivered telehealth a central focus of its advocacy efforts.
UnitedHealthcare has updated its Telehealth/Telemedicine Policy, Professional for providers who bill services on a 1500 claim form, to include physical therapists as eligible providers. UHC will cover certain physical, occupational, and speech therapy telehealth services rendered through interactive audio and video technology.