PQRS Coming to An End

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) that physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice have had to participate in for the past several years to avoid a payment reduction is coming to an end on December 31, 2016. Beginning January 1, 2017, PQRS will be replaced by the

2017 Annual Update to the Therapy Code List

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released their annual update to the physical, occupational and speech therapy code list for providers of outpatient therapy services. This would include the following settings: Private Practice Skilled Nursing Facilities Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Rehabilitation Agencies Home Health Agencies providing Part B in the home Hospital…