Last week, WebPT’s trio of billing experts—Dr. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, WebPT President and Co-founder; John Wallace, PT, MS, WebPT Chief Business Development Officer of Revenue Cycle Management; and Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, WebPT Director of Clinical Practice, Outcomes, and Education—hosted a live open forum on physical therapy billing.
There’s nothing scarier than a Medicare audit. But if you avoid these compliance mishaps, you can keep yourself—and your practice—out of the line of fire.
CMS has satisfied the settlement terms of Jimmo v. Sebelius. That’s good news for rehab therapists, but there’s one potential caveat.
Colllecting coinsurance, copays, and deductibles upfront is an important piece of the effort to accurately value the services we provide. And yet, we still hear about practices that routinely waive their patients’ deductibles and copays. Today, I’ll discuss another reason not to routinely waive deductibles and copays.
No private practice owner should approach payer contract negotiations haphazardly—or worse, not understand specific terms before signing on the dotted line. And for good reason: Continued claim denials and decreasing reimbursements make it tough for many rehab therapy practice owners to get the most out of their private payer contracts.
Not adhering to Medicare’s certification requirements can land you in hot water. Is your clinic compliant?
Documenting your patients’ care includes many factors, including keeping tabs on their progress toward the therapy cap.
Medicare providers have many challenges to contend with, but you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, MACs can provide you with all the answers you need.