• articleJan 14, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Canalith Repositioning Code Change

    CMS changed the status of 95992 in CY 2011 once again to make it "active," allowing PTs to submit for payment for canalith repositioning using 95992. WebPT will be updating its system to accomodate new rules and code changes. Because WebPT is web-based you will see these changes take affect automatically. As of January 1, physical therapists (PTs) should bill for canalith repositioning using CPT code 95992 based on a change in the 2011 Physician Fee Schedule …

  • articleJan 10, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Online calculators reflect new medicare fee schedule conversion factor

    APTA's online fee schedule calculator now reflects the $33.9764 conversion factor that will be used in 2011. To use these calculators , click here. Updated Fee Schedule and MPPR Calculators Now Available APTA has updated its Medicare fee schedule calculator to reflect the $33.9764 conversion factor that will be used in 2011. The fee schedule calculator provides the payment amount for each CPT code based on geographic location. It does not guarantee that a local contractor will …

  • articleJan 2, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 Update

    The legislation recently stopped the 24.9% payment cut from occurring on January 1, 2011. However, CMS announced that the conversion factor used to update payment for next year will be $33.9764 instead of the $36.8729 conversion factor that was in effect in 2010. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week released corrected payment amounts for 2011 that incorporate the changes included in the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 that was signed into …

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