CMS Releases 2012 Payments to Therapists in Private Practice

April 18, 2014
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Rick Gawenda
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On April 9, 2014, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the release of new, privacy-protected data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care professionals. The new data also show payment and submitted charges, or bills, for those services and procedures by provider.

The new data set has information for over 880,000 distinct health care providers, including physical, occupational and speech therapists in private practice, who collectively received $77 billion in Medicare payments in 2012, under the Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program. With this data, it will be possible to conduct a wide range of analyses that compare 6,000 different types of services and procedures provided, as well as payments received by individual health care providers.

If you are a therapist in private practice, you want to review this data. In addition, you can see what CPT codes your peers are billing and what the Medicare program paid them in 2012 for outpatient therapy services. To view your data, click

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