2025 CPT Coding and Billing for Speech Therapy Services

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This 1.5-hour webinar will teach speech-language pathologists how to report the correct CPT code(s) based on interventions provided and documentation in the medical record, define the definition of substantial of a time-based CPT code and will provide case scenarios to teach participants how to bill correctly to the Medicare program as well as commercial insurance carriers.

Updated Medicare Payment Amounts for Outpatient Therapy in 2024

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Congress has passed legislation increasing Medicare payment for outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided in all outpatient therapy settings, except for a critical access hospital. In this article, I will provide my members with the estimated payment amounts beginning March 9, 2024, for the more common CPT codes billed in outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy compared to the 2023 payment rate for each CPT code. For my examples, I used the national payment averages for each CPT code. Based on the location of your clinic/organization, your payment may be higher or lower than the national average. Click HERE … Read More

Telehealth and Medicare in 2024

In this article, I will answer the following questions regarding providing outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services via telehealth to traditional Medicare beneficiaries:

Medicare Payments for Outpatient Therapy in 2024

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On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. This final rule does have regulatory and reimbursement implications for outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided in all outpatient therapy settings. In this article, I will provide my members with the estimated payment amounts for calendar year 2024 for the more common CPT codes billed in outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy compared to the 2023 payment rate for each CPT code. For my examples, I used the national payment averages for each CPT … Read More

CMS Releases CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. This final rule does have regulatory and reimbursement implications for outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided in all outpatient therapy settings in calendar year 2024. In this article, I will inform you of what CMS finalized on the following topics: