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MIPS Reporting Not Required in 2017 and 2018

May 23, 2016
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Physical and Occupational Therapists do not need to report for MIPS in 2017 and 2018.

Beginning January 1, 2017, CMS is replacing PQRS with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  MIPS is intended to be a more flexible and comprehensive quality reporting system that also […]

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2016 PQRS Reporting for Orthopaedic Groups

March 30, 2016
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PT Management Support Systems, which provides physical therapy consulting and management services for orthopaedic groups, is providing the following guidance regarding how orthopaedic groups should handle their PQRS reporting for 2016.

At the beginning of 2015, we recommended that orthopaedic groups use the group practice reporting […]

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Medicare Therapy Caps and Manual Medical Review for 2016

March 23, 2016
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This article addresses the 2016 Medicare Therapy caps for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, together with the cap exceptions, manual medical review process and proper use of ABNs in connection with the caps.

For 2016, the therapy cap for occupational therapy (OT […]

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Medicare’s New DMEPOS Prior Authorization Requirement

December 31, 2015
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As of the beginning of 2016, CMS is starting a prior authorization process for certain DMEPOS. If you have not already heard of this new authorization requirement, you are likely to hear quite a bit about it in the next month or two.

The good news […]

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