Medicare Physical Therapy

How to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Medicare approved Outpatient Physical Therapy Program

This program assesses the quality of therapeutic care in physical therapy and speech pathology. These clinics also may offer occupational therapy.

Which clinics may apply for AAAASF/Medicare accreditation?

Clinics already Medicare certified as well as those seeking initial Medicare certification may apply for AAAASF accreditation. Applicants must be licensed in the state in which they are located (if that state requires licensure) to be eligible.

Will the state still need to inspect a clinic if it has earned AAAASF/Medicare accreditation?

In most cases, the state will not review a clinic that has been accredited through the AAAASF/Medicare survey but it does not preclude the state from conducting validation or complaint surveys. State licensure surveys are separate from Medicare surveys and conducted according to state requirements. State licensure surveys may be inclusive of physical environment requirements that exceed any specified by CMS.

Accreditation Process for Medicare OPT

  • New Applicants

  • Self Survey - Before 2nd & 3rd Years Begin

  • Re-Survey - Before End of 3 Year Cycle