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Payment Committee

BCBS Announces Postpones Change in Professional Liability Coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS) has announced in its May 1st Bulletin that it will postpone the requirement and will maintain professional liability (malpractice) coverage in the amount of $1 million per incident and $3 million aggregate. Read the full bulletin here.

BCBS had previously announced that the minimal requirement for professional liability insurance by Physical Therapy providers will increase to $2 million per incident and $4 million aggregate, effective July 1, 2019.

MNPTA is pleased with the decision as the $2M/$4M requirement would add additional cost for physical therapy practices that are contracted with BCBS to treat their members.


BCBS Announces New Appeals Policy affecting Prior Authorization Requirements for Physical Therapy Services 

The MN PT Association is pleased to inform members that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced a new Appeals Policy which includes a change to the prior authorization requirement for physical therapy services. The updated policy, Final OP Therapy and Chiro PA Changes Bulletin P34-19.pdf can be accessed at the BCBS MN website using the link  



Committee Chair

 Lori Froehling and Craig Johnson


The Payment Committee serves as a resource to MNPTA members regarding physical therapy payment and reimbursement issues, and to partner with the Government Affairs Committee to enhance relationships with third-party payers through dialogue and education regarding the practice of physical therapy. The Payment Committee includes members from all areas of physical therapy practice; each member contributes to issues, concerns or questions relating to their area of expertise.


  • Utilize expertise to respond to any member(s) that may have questions, concerns or issues regarding payment or reimbursement
  • Keep an ongoing log of questions and responses in the chapter office which will be used to drive educational offerings as a member benefit

Associated Workgroups

Payor Advocacy Workgroup 

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