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2016 PQRS Measures for Occupational Therapy

January 3, 2016 0 Comments
2016 PQRS Measures for Occupational Therapy

There is no change in 2016 PQRS measures reporting for occupational therapy for claims based reporting.  As the new year begins occupational therapists, much like physical therapists, may find themselves in one of three situations regarding PQRS reporting:  1) Successful reporting in 2014, and therefore no reductions to Medicare payments in 2016. 2) Notification that 2014 reporting […]

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2016 PQRS Measures for Physical Therapy

January 1, 2016 1 Comment
2016 PQRS Measures for Physical Therapy

Time to get started to with 2016 PQRS measures for physical therapy!  As the new year begins physical therapists may find themselves in one of three situations regarding PQRS reporting:  1) Successful reporting in 2014, and therefore no reductions to Medicare payments in 2016. 2) Notification that 2014 reporting was unsuccessful and therefore a 2% […]

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2015 PQRS Physical Therapy Measures

February 27, 2015 10 Comments
2015 PQRS Physical Therapy Measures

Are you ready for the 2015 PQRS Physical Therapy Measures?  CMS is now requiring reporting on 9 measures across 3 quality domains including 1 cross-cutting measure. Perhaps you received a letter from CMS late last year indicating that your 2015 reimbursement in your private practice would be reduced by 1.2% because you did not participate […]

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Therapy PQRS Panic

March 6, 2014 1 Comment
Therapy PQRS Panic

It seems like therapy PQRS panic is setting in, and setting in fast.  I am hearing from practices from Minnesota to California to Florida and parts in between.  Most folks that are in contact with me have heard me speak at a webinar or perhaps have read my blog posts on PQRS over the past month […]

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Occupational Therapy PQRS

February 28, 2014 2 Comments
Occupational Therapy PQRS

There are 9 occupational therapy PQRS measures in 2014 for claims-based reporting (free).  Many are the same measure for physical therapy reporting, however there are some different options for occupational therapy.  Before we get to the measures, it’s important to clear up some misunderstanding about the minimum number of measure that must be successfully reported […]

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Therapy PQRS – Are You Reporting Correctly?

February 26, 2014 2 Comments
Therapy PQRS – Are You Reporting Correctly?

PQRS measures and reporting have changed for 2014, and if you are not aware of the changes, your reporting could cost you 2% of your 2016 payments from Medicare!  For physical therapists doing claims based reporting there are 8 eligible measures, and for occupational therapists there are 9 eligible measures.  Therapists must report at least 9 […]

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Therapy PQRS Claims Measures

February 3, 2014 2 Comments
Therapy PQRS Claims Measures

Therapy PQRS claims measures for physical and occupational therapy have changed in 2014.  Now is the time for therapy clinics that have never reported to take the dip into the PQRS pool, if nothing else to stave off the 2% penalty reduction in 2016 for non-participation, or optimistically to gain a 0.5% bonus for accurately […]

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Medicare G Code Confusion

January 30, 2014 8 Comments
Medicare G Code Confusion

Hum along with me, Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and the cast of Sesame Street in the Alphabet Song.  Are you humming?  A – B – C – D – E – F – G…………. Ok, stop right there!  Which “G” did you mean?  One of 42 functional limitation reporting G codes for PT and […]

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Make Therapy PQRS Simple

January 28, 2014 1 Comment
Make Therapy PQRS Simple

Make Therapy PQRS Simple.  Confused?  PQRS reporting must be implemented by private practice therapists to stave off future payment penalties.  Over the years since its inception this quality reporting program on an annual basis has had different quality reporting measures, different bonus structures, varied reporting methods, varied future payment penalties and a whole lot more.  For therapy providers […]

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6 PQRS Measures for Physical Therapy

January 15, 2014 12 Comments
6 PQRS Measures for Physical Therapy

There are 6 PQRS measures for physical therapy that outpatient practices should consider for PQRS reporting in 2014.  Sit back and relax, have a cup of tea:  it won’t be as complicated as it seems.  But first let’s take a step back and explain a few details related to claims based reporting, an easy way to […]

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