On June 9, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards signed into a law a bill that did away with the requirement that patients obtain a referral from a licensed doctor to see a physical therapist. This gives patients the opportunity to access physical therapy sooner. Some insurances still require doctor prescriptions in order to be treated by a PT. These include: Medicare, United Health Care, and Humana. Blue Cross/Blue Shield does NOT require a doctor prescription.

Hard Cap on Physical Therapy Services under MEDICARE Eliminated

On February 9, 2018, Congress eliminated the hard cap of $2010.00 annually on physical therapy services. What this means is that in a calendar year, Medicare recipients can exceed this amount for PT services as long as the services are medically necessary and the patient shows improvement. If and when the amount reaches $3,000.00, then those claims will be placed in a pool for arbitrary medical review.


Boulet Physical Therapy &
Wellness Institute
119 Representative Row,
Lafayette LA, 70508

About Us

Boulet Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute serves the communities of the Acadiana region with comprehensive physical therapy services provided to both adults and children.