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Indiana State Department of Health

ISDH Home > Health Care Quality & Regulatory > Acute Care/Hospitals > Outpatient Therapy Services Certification Program Outpatient Therapy Services Certification Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the Outpatient Therapy Services Certification Program Homepage. The types of therapy services include outpatient physical therapy, outpatient occupational therapy, and outpatient speech therapy.

In the State of Indiana free standing Outpatient Rehabilitation Agencies are not licensed.  Individuals performing therapy (Physical Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, etc) are licensed or certified as appropriate for the types of services they provide.  Please see the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) for further information:

To be reimbursed by Medicare in the State of Indiana for Outpatient Therapy Services you must be one of the following:

  1. Certified as an Outpatient Physical Therapy (OPT)/Other Rehabilitation Facility (ORF)/ Outpatient Speech Pathology (OSP) (See more information below)
  2. Certified as a Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) go to:
  3. Licensed and certified as an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility of a Hospital go to:
  4. Certified as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and billing under Part B go to:
  5. Enrolled in Medicare as an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice. ;


Certification of Outpatient Physical Therapy (OPT)/Other Rehabilitation Facility (ORF)/Outpatient Speech Pathology (OSP) requirements

MLN Guides Pathways to Medicare Resources Provider Specific Booklet

Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services: Complying with Documentation Requirements Fact Sheet

Contact the Program

Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)

Program Manager
Lorraine Switzer
(317) 233-7502
(317) 233-7472  [Administrative Assistant]

Report a Complaint or Incident to the ISDH

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana State Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the ISDH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy.  The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations.  This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

Consumer Information

Your Medicare Rights and Responsibilities

Advance Directives Resource Center

Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Declaration and Order


Directory of Outpatient Therapy Services

Employment Opportunities

Learn more about Employment Opportunities with the Indiana State Department of Health


Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services Forms

Federal Forms Home Page

Laws and Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

42 CFR 485 (starting at 42 CFR 485.701)

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Homepage

State Operations Manual  Appendix E (Outpatient Physical Therapy)

State Laws and Rules

Indiana Law and Rules Homepage

Indiana Register


Professional Organizations

American Health Information Management Association

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Indiana Chapter of  the American Physical Therapy Association

Indiana Occupational Therapy Association

Indiana Speech Language Hearing Association

Indiana State Medical Association

Indiana State Nurses Association

State Government

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Indiana Public Access Counselor

Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (FSSA)

Federal Government

National Government Services

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Health Care Excel (HCE)

National Patient Safety Foundation

Office of Civil Rights

Program Information and Policies

State Operations Manual