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New Legislation Regarding Physical Therapy

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a five-bill package allowing Michigan patients to seek out and initiate physical therapy treatment without first receiving a referral from a physician. Under the legislation, residents would be able to visit a physical therapist up to 10 times during a 21-day period without a physician prescription. However, the bills also allow certain employers and insurance providers to determine as a matter of policy if they are going to continue to require a prescription for all covered services. Snyder says the bills will help Michiganders receive preventative care services if they choose, without placing extra monetary burdens on providers.

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