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2013 Brings Many Changes for Therapists in the Medicare Program

 Hold onto those party hats….ringing in the New Year should definitely set off some bells and whistles for therapy providers who treat Medicare patients.   There are 2 big changes coming that are definite and one very real possibility: PQRS (Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System) Therapists who bill Medicare for outpatient therapy services in private practice […]

The New MPPR for Therapy Providers Explained

Have you noticed additional adjustments on your Medicare remittance advice this year?  I have received many questions from therapy providers this year regarding the new MPPR  (Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction) and what it means for their clinics.   In a nutshell, Medicare is applying a reduction to the practice expense portion of the payment for a […]

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 […]