The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued their June 2013 report to Congress. The report is 303 pages in length and consists of 9 chapters. Chapter 9 is titled “Mandated report: Improving Medicare’s payment system for outpatient therapy services” and consists of Medicare payment policy for outpatient therapy services, Medicare spending on outpatient therapy services, and significant recommendations to reform Medicare policy and payment for outpatient therapy services. Recommendations include changing the certification period, a drastic reduction in the therapy cap dollar amount for all 3 disciplines, and changes to the use of V codes for outpatient therapy services, just to name a few of the recommendations. To read the full report and all of the recommendations MedPAC has made to Congress, click
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