With the beginning of a New Year, I often receive the following questions regarding patients that were being seen for outpatient therapy in December and continue to receive therapy in January of the new year:
- Do I need to perform and bill for an evaluation or reevaluation on the patient’s first visit in January?
- Do I need an updated signed plan of care if the patient has traditional Medicare?
- Do I need an updated physician order for my non-Medicare patients?
- Must I report the functional limitation reporting G-codes on the patient’s first date of service in January?
- If I was using the KX modifier on a patient in December, do I continue to use the KX modifier on their January claims?
Do I need to perform and bill for an evaluation or reevaluation on the patient’s first visit in January?
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