Check Your 2019 MIPS Eligibility

You can now check the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Participation Status Tool to view your eligibility status for the 2019 performance period under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Enter your National Provider Identifier (NPI), to find out if you need to participate in MIPS during the 2019 performance year. To check to see if…

New Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finished the mailing of new Medicare cards to 61 million people with Medicare prior to the original deadline of April 2019. But what are these new Medicare cards and how do they impact providers of therapy services? The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015…

CMS Updates Manuals to Reflect End of FLR

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated CMS Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15 – Covered Medical and Other Health Services as well as CMS Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 5 – Part B Outpatient Rehabilitation and CORF/OPT Services to reflect recent changes in outpatient therapy service billing instructions…