KOHPT Lab is committed to providing patients continuous care during this COVID-19 national emergency. The State Public Health Officer has designated physical therapists and assistants as essential critical infrastructure workers. We are in compliance with OSHA, CDC, the federal, state and local government mandates. We remain open for exclusive one-on-one patient care for those exclusive emergency patients.
We’d like to inform you that there was a policy change announced by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to current events. CMS moves to allow digital communications by your physical therapist.
KOHPT Lab is set-up to offer HIPAA compliant, Telehealth and E-Visits for current patients, for patients to continue their physical therapy at the comfort of your home, in response to COVID-19.
Telehealth is not a replacement for traditional clinical care. However, telehealth is a valuable resource for patients to receive continued care, when and where those needs arise, particularly with the “Safer at Home Mandate.”
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, as signed into law by the President on March 6, 2020, includes a provision allowing the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to waive certain Medicare telehealth payment requirements during the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services January 31, 2020 to allow beneficiaries in all areas of the country to receive telehealth services, including at their home.