On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2023 proposed rule for services reimbursed under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Comments are due by 5:00pm on September 6, 2022. One part of the proposed rule that has a significant impact on physical and occupational therapists involves remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM).
It is critical that CMS receives thousands of comments from physical and occupational therapists regarding the proposed RTM changes for CY 2023. I have drafted a 5-page customizable comment letter in a Word document that you can copy, paste and submit to CMS. I urge you to take the 5 minutes to submit the comments to CMS on your behalf.
Here are the steps to submit the comments:
- Click HERE to download and save the Word document to your computer
- Open up the saved document and at the top of page 1, put today’s date that you are submitting the comments
- On the last page, 2 lines below sincerely, put your name and professional designation if you want to and delete the words “Insert Name Here”
- Feel free to add, revise and/or delete comments and then make sure to save your changes
- To submit the comments to CMS, click HERE. Once on the new page, click on “Submit a Formal Comment”
- Where it states comment, you can type in the following: I am submitting comments on the CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (CMS-1770-P)
- Where it states “What is your comment about”, if you are an occupational therapist, select Health Care Professional/Association – Occupational Therapist. If you are a physical therapist, select Health Care Professional/Association – Physical Therapist
- Where it states Upload File(s), you will want to upload the Word Document you downloaded from my website.
- Complete “Tell us about yourself”.
- Check the box next to I have read and understand the statement above
- Click Submit Comment
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