ILOTA Resource Page

May 18, 2020

General COVID Information

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Recommendations

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (IHFS) Executive Orders

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

AOTA COVID-19 Resources


IL OT Telehealth Billing & Reimbursement Guide developed by Ashley Stoffel

IL Pediatric OT and Telehealth Resources developed by Ashley Stoffel and Lauren Little 

Medicare Learning Network released this video that is helpful in explaining Medicare telehealth services.  

CMS Update 4/14/20:   “If you are offering telehealth services as part of the Public Health Emergency,(PHE) those claims should be submitted with the Point Of Service (POS) from where the face-to-face service is normally performed (e.g., office POS 11, hospital POS 21) and include modifier 95 to identify this as a telehealth service during the PHE; this is the preferred method for submission.
If you are offering telehealth services as you would under normal circumstances, you may continue to bill your POS as 02 and include modifier 95 to identify that the service was provided during the PHE; which will be paid at the facility fee schedule rate.
For more information, please review NGS Telehealth Billing FAQs for COVID-19.

IDPR Update 4/3/2020: On 4/3/20 ILOTA has received information from IDFPR Assistant General Counsel Janel Haretoun that Executive Order 2020-09, Telehealth, applies equally to OTAs and OTs

AOTA telehealth resources

Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHPCA)

MEDICARE provides a guide to offering telemedicine services for healthcare providers

US Department of Health and Human Services indicates that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)will exercise enforcement discretion and waive penalties for violations against health care providers that serve patients in good faith through everyday communications technologies, such as FaceTime or Skype, during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. Where possible, you should consider those platforms that are HIPAA compliant.

Telehealth Intervention Resources:

Telehealth Reimbursement Information:

  • Contact the health plan(s) directly to inquire about their telemedicine requirements, as well as reimbursement procedures and rates
  • Information on Specific Private Insurance

Sign a Petition for Reimbursement of Early Intervention Services via Telehealth



  • Medicaid does not reimburse for the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of telecommunication devices or systems

Department of Education

USDOE corona related information


Unemployment and Small Business

AOTA COVID-19 related changes to unemployment

Small Business Association

Illinois Department of Commerce:  Emergency Small Business Loans and Assistance  

Student Loans

US Department of Education


Treasury press release

Practice Resources

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