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02/05/24

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:

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01/29/24

Medicare Payments for Outpatient Therapy in 2024

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

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11/03/23

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:

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10/23/23

Speech Therapy Billing Scenarios: Part 2

In this article, I will provide the answers to the following speech therapy billing scenarios:

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10/09/23

Speech Therapy Billing Scenarios: Part 1

In this article, I will provide the answers to the following speech therapy billing scenarios:

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07/14/23

CMS Releases CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 13, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. This proposed 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 inform you of what CMS is proposing on the following topics:

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05/22/23

Telehealth and Medicare After the PHE

The public health emergency (PHE) ended at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. What providers want to know is will the Medicare program continue to reimburse for outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth after the PHE and if yes, in which outpatient settings and for how long? Several updates have occurred since I published an article on this topic back on May 4, 2023. The article has been updated twice since that date due to new information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Click HERE to read this article that does contain the latest

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04/26/23

2024 CPT Coding and Billing for Speech Therapy Services

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.

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