May 1st, 2010
By Kerin Draak, MS, WHNP-BC, CPC, CEMC, COBGC Providers of long-term care services must comply with several different regulating criteria, and it is the coder’s responsibility to understand applicable rules when coding these unique services. In recent years, there have been extensive changes in the Nursing Facility Services section of the CPT® manual. Although this ...
In CMS
Feb 24th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the outpatient therapy cap exception policy and dollar amount for 2009. Effective Jan. 1, the allowed outpatient therapy dollar limits, excluding outpatient hospital services, for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined is $1,840 and for occupational therapy is $1,840. Providers who perform services meeting the exception...