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Aureus Medical, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, talks travel therapy and Medicaid

Omaha, NE, (March 13, 2014) - Those in the medical staffing profession may recognize the terms Medicaid and Medicare, but do you know what they mean for the physical therapy field? Travel physical therapy jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, provides information regarding Medicaid for the travel therapy professional.

Although Medicaid plans differ state to state, this national public health insurance program provides coverage for a great number of low-income Americans. Since PT coverage is optional, not all states include it in their Medicaid benefits. In fact, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the following U.S. states don't cover beneficiaries seeking physical rehabilitation:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

The remaining states will have varying guidelines and coverage when it comes to:

  • the duration of rehabilitation sessions
  • the exact scope of coverage
  • services included and the associated costs

When working with a Medicaid patient on a travel therapy job, you will want to direct any of his or her questions to a qualified professional. However, while on assignment, it may be in your best interest to research the specifics of the state your travel PT job is located in, especially if the facility you are working in sees a great deal of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Read the full article for tips on working with those covered by Medicaid.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.