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CMS to Therapy Providers: Change to Payment Liability for Therapy Cap Denials

May 24, 2013 4 Comments
CMS to Therapy Providers: Change to Payment Liability for Therapy Cap Denials

Change to Payment Liability for Therapy Cap Denials  In this week’s edition of CMS eNews there was an important update for therapy providers regarding the change of liability for therapy denied as exceeding the therapy caps ($1900 for PT and SLP combined, and a separate $1900 for OT) in 2013.  Currently Remittance Advices (RA) are […]

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Functional Limitation Reporting for Wound Care

May 22, 2013 3 Comments
Functional Limitation Reporting for Wound Care

Functional Limitation Reporting for outpatient therapy wound care presents a situation wherein the treatment is not aimed at restoring function, henceforth the therapist is not evaluating or treating functionional deficits in many situations.  However the CMS mandate to collect outcome measures for all Part B therapy creates a situation wherein the functional G codes are […]

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Compliance for Healthcare Boards: New Video From the OIG

May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Compliance for Healthcare Boards: New Video From the OIG

Over the years the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has added valuable information for healthcare boards, including videos, publications and podcasts.  The newest resource for health care boards supplements their growing medial library of compliance resources that can be accessed from their website.   These resources are excellent training materials, particulary to utilize during staff […]

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ABN for Therapy Over the Cap in 2013: CMS FAQ Posted

May 13, 2013 3 Comments
ABN for Therapy Over the Cap in 2013:  CMS FAQ Posted

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too?  Not so fast…. the ABN rules have changed for 2013 Therapy. Have you been issuing a blanket ABN notice to therapy outpatients when they reach the $1900 therapy cap ($1900 for physical therapy and speech therapy combined, and another $1900 for occupational therapy) wherein the patient accepts financial […]

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