Palmetto Revises PT, OT and SLP LCD’s

Palmetto GBA, Medicare Administrative Contractor for the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, have revised their physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy local coverage determinations (LCD’s). The effective date for the revisions for all 3 LCD’s is January 1, 2019. To access the revised LCD’s, log into…

2019 New CPT Codes

It’s a new year and this means we have some new CPT codes that are available for physical therapists (PT’s), occupational therapists (OT’s) and/or speech-language pathologists (SLP’s) to use in calendar year 2019. CPT codes, description, and material are copyright 2018 American Medical Association. CPT is a trademark of the American Medical Association. All rights…

2019 Deleted CPT Codes

It’s a new year and this means we have some deleted CPT codes that are no longer available for physical therapists (PT’s), occupational therapists (OT’s) and/or speech-language pathologists (SLP’s) to use in calendar year 2019. CPT codes, description, and material are copyright 2018 American Medical Association. CPT is a trademark of the American Medical Association.…

CMS Clarifies Student Minutes in the IRF Setting

During a November 15, 2018 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) phone call, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) representative stated that according to hospital conditions of participation that Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) must meet, students do not have a role in providing therapy or therapy minutes to patients, even under direct supervision of the licensed…