Is PT/OT for fall prevention covered by Medicare?

Yes. Medicare will cover PT/OT to help prevent falls if a patient has fallen in the past 12 months, or has experienced a decrease in balance or leg strength that affects his or her ability to confidently walk or stand, or uses a cane or walker and would like to walk without either. Basically, Medicare pays for skilled therapy necessary improve a patient’s condition or to prevent or slow further deterioration of a patient’s condition.