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Kentucky Co-pay Law 'Victory' for PTs

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed legislation March 16 that limits copays for physical therapy and occupational therapy visits.

Senate Bill 112 was sponsored by State Senator Tom Buford (R) and supported by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) and the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association.

SB 112 limits a copayment or coinsurance amount for a physical therapist or occupational therapist visit to no greater than the copayment or coinsurance amount charged to a patient for a physician or osteopath office visit.

SB 112 also requires insurers to clearly state the availability of therapies under their plans, and all related limitations.

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