Skilled therapy services are services from licensed physical, speech/language, and occupational therapists (if originally accompanied by physical therapy or speech/language pathology services). Physical therapy services which qualify people for home health care include: assessment; therapeutic exercises; gait training; range of motion tests; ultrasound, shortwave, and microwave diathermy treatments; teaching services; and development, implementation, management, and evaluation of a patient plan of care. Maintenance care is covered if a physical therapist’s skills are necessary for the safe and effective provision of repetitive services which use complex, sophisticated procedures.

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