Co-signing Notes Written by Assistants

A question I am often asked are notes written by physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants need to be cosigned by the supervising physical therapist or occupational therapist? To fully answer this question, we must look in two places, your state practice act and the rules and regulations of the insurance carrier. In this…

SNF Billing Reference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a revised skilled nursing facility (SNF) booklet that discusses the following topics: Coverage requirements for Medicare Part A stay SNF Part A and Part B payment Consolidated billing SNF billing requirements Benefits exhausted Expedited review results Resources for providers To access this important reference, log…

CMS Releases 2018 Proposed Rule for Services Paid Under the MPFS

On July 12, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2018 proposed rule for services reimbursed under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This would include outpatient therapy services provided in the following settings: Private Practice Skilled Nursing Facility Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility Rehabilitation Agency Home Health Doing Part B in the…