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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2019)—New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives that would grant occupational therapists the authority to open home health cases. Under current law, only nurses, physical therapists and speech language pathologists can open a home health case by performing the patient assessment.

Governor Malloy signed SB 243 into law on June 1.

HARTFORD, Conn. (June 6, 2018)—On Friday, June 1, 2018, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed SB 243, “An Act Concerning Audits of Medical Assistance Providers,” into law, effective July 1, 2018. For claims on or after July 1, 2018, Connecticut Medicaid providers will no longer be required to retain the original signature on prescriptions and proof of delivery.