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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 […]

V.O.B. Tip of the Day—Medicare Secondary Plans

As mentioned yesterday, verification of benefits (V.O.B) is the 1st step in the billing process and it will affect your bottom line. Today’s tip/trend is related to Medicare beneficiaries and their secondary coverage.  Many practices incorrectly assume that if a patient has a secondary plan to Medicare, that the Medicare deductibles and coinsurance portions will […]