Ep 37: When OT Can Stand Alone in Home Health

The Amplify OT Podcast

Oct 17 2023 • 21 mins

When OT Can Stand Alone in Home Health

How many visits does another qualified practitioner have to complete before occupational therapy can stand alone for a Medicare home health patient? This is a question I got asked more than once and wanted to take the time to get to the bottom of this question and address some of the myths around the order of service. That’s why this week on The Amplify OT Podcast, I am breaking down the criteria for OT to stand alone in home health.

Join the Amplify OT Membership

As an exclusive bonus for podcast listeners, you can join the Amplify OT Membership at any time! Join today to take control of your career! It’s time to become your own best resource on Medicare and advocacy.

In this episode, I cover:

  • Reviewing the definition of a qualifying service in Medicare Part A.
  • What it means to be able to “stand alone” in home health.
  • Breaking down the policy and answering the question: ow many visits does another qualified practitioner have to complete before occupational therapy can stand alone for a Medicare home health patient?
  • Whether or not it matters what order the therapies go in in order to qualify for home health.
  • Instances where agencies may be hesitant to allow OTs to initiate the start of care.

Amplify OT Resources

Want to keep learning about how insurance and reimbursement impact you? Then head to AmplifyOT.com/Services to see what resources we have available!



CLICK HERE to save 40% off Medbridge Today!



CONNECT WITH AMPLIFY OT:



Helpful Links






©Amplify OT

Mentioned in this episode:

Join the Amplify OT Membership

As a exclusive bonus for podcast listeners, you can join the Amplify OT Membership at any time! Join today to take control of your career! It’s time to become your own best resource on Medicare and advocacy.

Join the Membership Today

Medbridge Ad Link

Need CEUs?...