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08/01/22

Physicians Certifying an Outpatient Therapy Plan of Care

In this article, I will answer the following questions regarding physicians and nonphysician practitioners certifying and recertifying an outpatient therapy plan of care:

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08/01/22

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Require Signed Plans of Care?

QuestionI know traditional Medicare requires a dated signature of the physician or nonphysician practitioner (NPP) whom the Medicare beneficiary is under their care while receiving outpatient physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services. Does this same requirement apply to Medicare Advantage plans whose beneficiaries are receiving outpatient physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services? Answer

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07/30/22

2023 Documentation for Everything after the Initial Evaluation for PT, OT, & SLP

This 2-hour webinar will assist physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and speech-language pathologists in understanding the required elements of documentation for a progress report, daily note, discharge report for all insurance carriers plus the Medicare Part B certification and recertification requirements.

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10/19/20

Can a Resident Certify a Therapy Plan of Care

QuestionCan a resident physician certify and recertify a plan of care for outpatient therapy services under the Medicare program? Answer If you have other questions about Medicare Part B and outpatient therapy plans of care, click HERE. If you have questions about Medicare Part B outpatient therapy certifications and recertifications, click Here.

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10/02/19

Noridian to Host Outpatient Therapy Webinar

The Noridian Provider Outreach and Education (POE) staff is hosting the Outpatient Therapy Services webinar on October 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. CT. This event includes: Overview What is a Certification Documentation Signatures Timed Codes Common errors Resources To sign up for this webinar or other events of interest, visit the Noridian Schedule of Events.

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07/15/19

Identifying the Certifying Physician(s) on a Claim Form

I am often asked by providers of outpatient therapy services how to identify who the certifying physician/non-physician practitioner (NPP) or physicians/NPPs are on the claim form. The answer depends on whether you are a private practice submitting claims on the paper 1500 claim form or the electronic equivalent (i.e. 837P) or you are an institutional provider (i.e. skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation agency, CORF, or hospital outpatient department) submitting claims on the UB-04 electronic claim form (837I). In this article, I will provide the answers to the above including how to identify multiple physicians/NPPs on the claim form when one physician/NPP

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