DJO Global, Inc, a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, has released an estimated financial impact on Medicare patients who suffer from chronic low back pain (CLBP).
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 seeks to exclude therapy services, including physical therapy, from the in-office ancillary services (IOAS) exception of the Stark self-referral laws for the second straight year.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that new proposed rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) released on March 14 include changes to provider network requirements that could help increase the number and variety of facilities as well as specialists offered by policies in the federally managed exchanges.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced greater cost-sharing protection for Medicare Advantage recipients receiving physical therapy services in 2015. As indicated on a news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapy was added to the list of services that will be protected by maximum out-of-pocket (MOOP) spending limits […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed that it will stick to its October 1, 2014, date for implementation of the new International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) codes, with no rollback of compliance dates and only limited “hardship exemptions” from the requirement, according to a news release from the American […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its policy decision to expand coverage of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) to patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF), but no significant changes were made to policies on physical therapy. According to a news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a CMS decision memo […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s (CMS) is transitioning to new recovery audit program contracts, which will temporarily change pre- and post-payment manual medical review processes for therapy services over $3,700. In addition, the transition may also create delays in the typical 10-day review cycle, according to a news release from the American Physical […]
The editorial panel of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) document has opted to postpone the finalization of the revisions of an entire family of physical medicine and rehabilitation codes.
An upcoming webinar presented by the APTA Learning Center will provide an overview of the implementation of health care reform as well as the opportunities and challenges for physical therapists in a post-reform environment.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has a new 2014 multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) calculator available online.