National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference

presented by Risk & Insurance

What We Know Now About Tele-Rehab, and How to Carry It Forward the Right Way

  • Room: South Pacific C-D
  • Session Number: MP6
Friday, October 22, 2021: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Daniel Seidler
TelePT Services
Robert Kroll PT, CEAS
VP of Business Development for HOMELINK Physical Medicine


The state of our health care system has seen unprecedented changes in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tele-rehab has been at the forefront of these changes. How can traditionally hands-on professions like physical and occupational therapy be effective, however, in a virtual delivery system? Industry experts will offer strategies to better assist injured workers to access rehabilitation services in a safe and effective manner in the current COVID-19 environment, and also review the analysis of treatment effectiveness, cost, and patient satisfaction compared to traditional therapy, and how tele-rehab may continue to play a role in a post-pandemic health care system.   


Learning Objectives

• Discuss the history of telehealth, utilization in the current COVID-19 environment, and identify acceptable tele-rehab platforms as well as billing and reimbursement strategies
• Understand who is appropriate to receive tele-rehab, how these services are provided, and guidelines for oversight and review
• Identify objective tele-rehab outcomes and discuss the possible roles of tele-rehab in a post-pandemic health care environment