New physical therapy codes for 2017 were released yesterday by CMS as part of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2017 (CMS-1654-P). The therapy community has long awaiting the anticipated changes to the current CPT coding structure. The proposed rule provides information on the new physical therapy and occupational therapy evaluation codes (we […]
Archive for February, 2011
CMS uploaded a new You Tube video of their previously released slide presentation to new physician on avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse. While specifically designed for new physicians there are good compliance references for rehab providers. Listen and enjoy!
Pennsylvania providers are reporting problems with therapy untimed codes that are subject to RAC automated reviews. While CMS policy indicates that therapy untimed codes may only be billed in increments of one unit per visit, the RACs are interpreting that two untimed codes billed on the same day are apparantly equivalent to two units of one untimed codes. This […]
The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health & Human Services (OIG) released its first ever 10 Most Wanted List of Health Care Care Fugitives. “With out Most Wanted Fugitives List, OIG is asking the publis’s help in tracking down fugitives. The public has a stake in the fight against fraud, waste […]