Outpatient Physical Therapy Services Law and Legal Definition
Outpatient physical therapy services means the physical therapy services provided by the public health agencies, service providers, and clinic rehabilitation agencies to outpatients. The main aim of outpatient physical therapy services is to help people to restore movement and function, relieve pain, and prevent further injury. It provides evaluation and treatment of numerous physical conditions for all age groups. Outpatient physical therapy services is provided to people with musculoskeletal disorders such as back and neck strains or knee injuries, neurological deficits such as stroke or cerebral palsy, and skin disorders such as wounds, burns or diabetic foot ulcers.
According to 42 USCS § 1395x (p), the term "outpatient physical therapy services" means physical therapy services furnished by a provider of services, a clinic, rehabilitation agency, or a public health agency, or by others under an arrangement with, and under the supervision of, such provider, clinic, rehabilitation agency, or public health agency to an individual as an outpatient who is under the care of a physician and with respect to whom a plan prescribing the type, amount, and duration of physical therapy services that are to be furnished has been established by a physician or by a qualified physical therapist and is periodically reviewed by a physician.
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