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physical therapy and medicare

PT/OT Use of Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)

April 3, 2015
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The following is an explanation of when you can and cannot use an Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) for outpatient physical and occupational therapy patients.¹

Therapists are required to issue an ABN to Medicare patients prior to providing therapy that is not medically necessary.

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physical therapy and medicare

PQRS Reporting for 2015 to Avoid 2017 Adjustment

January 12, 2015
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CMS has announced the 2015 PQRS reporting requirements necessary to avoid a 2% adjustment (decrease) in Medicare payments in 2017.

While therapists only needed to report on 3 individual measures during 2014 to avoid a 2% adjustment in 2016, the 2015 reporting requirements have been increased […]

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