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Alert: Big Changes Coming for Medicare Therapy/Rehab Providers

Changes Ahead for Therapy Providers The 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule has been released—all 2023 pages of it.  How does the final rule affect physical therapy and rehab providers?  Here is the breakdown: Therapy caps: 2011 outpatient therapy cap will be $1870 (page 382) The exceptions process to the therapy caps will expire on December […]

New Timely Filing Limits for Medicare–Be Prepared!

Medicare has had a history of  very generous timely filing limitations over the years.  However, as the old song lyrics go, “Times, they are a’changing”.   While in years past, some claims could be submitted as much as 2 years from the date of service,  new legislation changed the timely filing limts to one calendar year from the […]

Patient Action Alert: Stop the Therapy Cap!

The exceptions process for patients needing physical, occupational, and speech therapy beyond the capped amount ended December 31, 2009. Currently there are two therapy caps, one for physical therapy and speech therapy combined and one for occupational therapy. The 2010 therapy caps are set at $1860 per beneficiary per year. The therapy cap applies to […]