• Part of APTA's Integrity in Practice campaign, this document provides physical therapists with information on how to comply with the relevant laws and regulations by identifying risk areas that could lead to potential liability.

    Download the Primer in Adobe PDF, or scroll through the guide below. (Select the icon in the bottom right corner of the document window to expand to fullscreen view.)

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    Education

    Online Course: Preventing Fraud, Abuse, and Waste: A Primer for Physical Therapists
    CEUs: 1.0 (1 contact hour)
    This self-directed reading course explains the difference between fraud, waste, and abuse and provides the information necessary to comply with relevant laws and regulations that affect payment. Topics covered include laws governing a PTs relationships with payers, referral sources, and patients, evidence-based practice and ethics/professionalism, and the basic elements of a compliance program.