In Billing
Oct 18th, 2019
The government is keeping a close eye on how you are coding claims. Are you? The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is updating its Work Plan this month with new watch items that pertain to Medicare. At press time, there were five additional items the OIG intends to pursue in 2020. OIG Work Plan items ...
In Billing
Nov 21st, 2018
The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule doesn’t hold a lot of surprises for physical therapists, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized most of what they proposed for therapy services in July. To the relief of many commenters, however, there is one provision CMS didn’t follow through on — at least ...
In Billing
Apr 5th, 2018
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) did a study of physical therapy claims and documentation for Medicare patients and issued a report this month in March. Their findings are of great concern for the PT and rehabilitation specialty. The OIG reviewed claims from 2013 and found that 61 percent of the Medicare claims for outpatient PT services ...
In Audit
Mar 23rd, 2018
A medical review conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found 61 percent of claims (out of 300 sampled) for outpatient physical therapy services did not comply with Medicare medical necessity, coding, or documentation requirements. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) generally disagreed with OIG’s findings, a review of the requirements ...
Reaffirm your knowledge of ICD-10-CM codes and the more specific E/M PT/OT codes introduced in 2017. Coding for physical and occupational therapy (PT and OT) requires an understanding of ICD-10-CM guidelines, and a firm knowledge on how to bill units of timed and untimed therapy CPT® codes. ICD-10 Considerations In therapy encounters, there is often ...