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 ...
Append seven modifiers appropriately to G codes for correct reporting of therapy services. In 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a system of functional reporting for therapy services. This system is used to report conditions and outcomes for patients receiving physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and/or speech-language therapy (SLT). Indicate ...
Time to give your facility’s compliance plan an annual preventive exam. The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) annual work plan reveals its plans for new, revised, and ongoing reviews and audits of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs and operations. This year, OIG has set its sights on 24 significant new issues, ...
2017 CPT® codes more accurately report and justify reimbursement for providers of physical medicine. New physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and athletic training (AT) evaluation codes are the first significant changes to CPT® physical medicine and rehabilitation codes in two decades. Far more numerous, informational, and specialty-focused, the new evaluation codes solve a long-time ...