CMS Publishes Fact Sheet on Submission of Adequate Documentation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the CERT Part A and Part B MAC Outreach and Education Task Force,  has published a fact sheet discussing compliance with medical record documentation requirements. The fact sheet discusses third party additional documentation requests, insufficient documentation errors including physical therapy and provides resources of…

New Subsets of Modifier 59 Not Being Implemented in Outpatient Therapy Settings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded to an inquiry by the American Physical Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as to when and whether physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists should use a new subset of modifiers that CMS announced in August 2014. At this…