What is Substantial of a Time-Based CPT Code

For those of us that treat Medicare beneficiaries for outpatient physical, occupational and/or speech-language pathology services, we all understand that the Medicare program utilizes what as come to be known as the “8-minute rule” when determining how many time-based units can be billed during an outpatient therapy visit. But what about non-Medicare insurance carriers that…

Novitas Revises PT and OT LCD

Novitas Solutions, Inc., Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas as well as the District of Columbia, has issued a revised physical therapy and occupational therapy local coverage determination (LCD) with an effective date of April 18, 2019. The LCD…