SCENARIO: Do Medicare rules about community pools relate to hospital therapists?
Query: I am employed by a hospital and perform outpatient PT in an area leased from the hospital's wellness center. Can I bill Medicare for aquatic therapy for my patients, if other pool users are in the pool when I am treating my aquatic therapy patients? My CFO informed me that since the wellness center is owned by the hospital, private practitioner rules and regulations do not apply. Read the "Medicare Advisor" answer (tab down to 2nd question)