Since Congress did not repeal the annual therapy cap or extend the therapy cap exception process into 2018, most outpatient therapy settings will now be dealing with a hard therapy cap of $2010.00 for physical therapy and speech-language pathology services combined and a separate $2010.00 for occupational therapy services. Why did I say most outpatient therapy settings will be dealing with a hard therapy cap in calendar year 2018? That’s because outpatient hospitals, but not critical access hospitals (CAHs), will be exempt from the 2018 annual therapy cap. Continue reading below to see why outpatient hospitals, but not CAHs, are exempt from the 2018 therapy cap with the references to support the information provided.
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