The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released their 2015 work plan and to no surprise, physical therapists in private practice are on their radar. The OIG will review outpatient physical therapy services provided by physical therapists in private practice to determine whether they were in compliance with Medicare reimbursement regulations. Prior OIG work found that claims for therapy services provided by physical therapists in private practice were not reasonable or were not properly documented or that the therapy services were not medically necessary. The OIG focus is on physical therapists in private practice who have a high utilization rate for outpatient physical therapy services. To read the full work plan, click HERE.
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