Tag: Physical therapy


02

Jul 2014

An Update on PQRS (aka Please Quit Revising Stuff)

Last month’s blog entry hinted at some of the impending changes for PQRS in 2014.  CMS finally released the measure specifications in late December.  Let’s take a look at some of the changes that will directly impact providers who are reporting individual measures via claims (the most common reporting method for therapists). First, as mentioned in the previous blog entry,...

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Using Your ABNs Wisely (and Appropriately)

21

Feb 2014

Using Your ABNs Wisely (and Appropriately)

As we get later into the year and more Medicare beneficiaries are meeting or exceeding their annual therapy cap, I have been fielding a lot of questions regarding the proper use of Advanced Beneficiary Notices (ABNs).  Recent changes pertaining to the use of ABNs for therapy services have seemed to create some confusion among providers.  Prior to January 1, 2013,...

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