3. You can bill for evaluations and re-evaluations by a therapist:
Most payers, including Medicare, allow therapists to bill for the initial evaluations necessary to establish plans of care (POCs). As for reevaluations, therapists can bill for the time they spend conducting these mid-POC assessments if there has been a significant change in the patient’s progress. Any help or contribution by an assistant during an evaluation is NOT billable time. Therapy assistants are not clinicians and should never bill any time towards an evaluation. It is also not appropriate to bill treatment time in this circumstance. If an assistant assists in an evaluation, they are to be considered a “helper” and not doing a billable service.