2020 MIPS for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services

Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “2020 MIPS for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services” webinar conference on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm EST. This 2.5-hour webinar will assist physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practices, office managers of private practices, administrators and owners of private practices, and billers and billing companies of private practices in their preparation to report MIPS in calendar year 2020.

MIPS 2020: Proposed Rule

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies as well as Updates to the Quality Payment Program. The latter would include the Merit-Base Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Remember that only…

Quality Measures Available for MIPS 2019 Performance Year

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2019 MIPS quality measures available to report by physical therapists (PT’s), occupational therapists (OT’s) and speech-language pathologists (SLP’s) that practice in the private practice setting. In this article, I will provide the measures available to PT’s, OT’s and SLP’s reporting via claims and registry.…

MIPS 2019: Must I Report as a Group

Effective January 1, 2019, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice (submit claims on a 1500 claim form) are able to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Performance Year 2019. If an individual therapist exceeds all 3 of the low-volume thresholds during both determination periods, they will be required…

Check Your 2019 MIPS Eligibility

You can now check the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Participation Status Tool to view your eligibility status for the 2019 performance period under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Enter your National Provider Identifier (NPI), to find out if you need to participate in MIPS during the 2019 performance year. To check to see if…

MIPS Questions and Answers: Part 4

Question How does CMS calculates the penalty for those choosing not to participate/report? Answer Question Regarding the Improvement Activities, how can we determine which Improvement Activities are considered high-weighted and which are considered medium-weighted? Answer Question How do we go about opting in and when is the deadline? Answer Question If we have 11 therapists and…

MIPS Questions and Answers: Part 3

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019 will now include physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists that treat Medicare beneficiaries in the private practice setting. The simplest way to know if you are a private practice under the Medicare program is that you submit claims to your Medicare Administrative Contractor on a 1500-claim…