• This Week in PT News, March 28 Image

    articleMar 28, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, March 28

    S. 2110 Vote The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Medicare cap this week, so it’s your last chance to contact your local representatives and ask them to vote “yes” for the Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act (S. 2110). Find your senator’s contact information here . HR 4302 Vote Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote a proposal (HR 4302) to delay for 12 months a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare …

  • articleNov 19, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Therapy Cap Recap

    If you’re a rehab therapist who treats Medicare patients, you’ve got a bevy of rules and regulations to follow and knowing all of them inside and out is a tall order, to say the least. If decoding government legalese isn’t really your thing, don’t worry—we’ve dedicated this entire month to serving up a smorgasbord of digestible, easy-to-understand guides on the important Medicare policies that apply to you. On today’s menu: the therapy cap. As part of the …

  • Breakdown of the 2014 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule Image

    articleJul 30, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Breakdown of the 2014 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule

    Recently, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) shared  their highlights of the 2014 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule . This summary boils down the 605-page proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) into a 16-page bulleted outline. The breakdown is incredibly helpful, and we definitely recommend you read it. However, we know that not everyone is an APTA Member, and many of you are crunched for time. So, we sat down with our Founder …

  • articleFeb 25, 2013 | 2 min. read

    Within WebPT: Medicare Allowable Fee Schedule and Cap Alert System

    Last weekend, WebPT rolled out a new addition to the WebPT Medicare Allowable Fee Schedule and Cap Alert System: the Medicare Allowable Cap Report. We are so excited for this new feature launch that we thought we might take a few lines of our blog to walk through the WebPT Fee Schedule and Cap Alert System basics.  First, the allowable fee schedule: If you wish to take advantage of the Cap Alert System (which tracks your patients’ …

  • articleFeb 18, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Top 5 Medicare Compliance FAQs

    Navigating the murky waters of Medicare can be as scary as finding yourself on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with a tiger on board —well, maybe not just as scary, especially if you have WebPT to help. We’re filling this month’s blogs with all sorts of valuable and applicable information on everything there is to know about 2013 Medicare. But what better way to get up to speed than with some frequently asked questions. …

  • articleNov 29, 2012 | 4 min. read

    CMS: 2013 Final Rule for Home Health and Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems

    Today's blog post comes from Senior Copywriters Erica Cohen and Char Bohnett. Home Health In 2008, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the first refinements to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) since its inception on October 1, 2000. One of the major changes included discontinuing the use of a single 10-therapy threshold for the purpose of payment and instead implementing three therapy thresholds at six, 14, and 20 visits. Additionally, the Affordable …

  • articleAug 9, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Top 5 Medicare Compliance FAQs

    This blog post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. Medicare compliance is one very tough nut to crack as is navigating the murky waters of medical insurance billing. We’ve filled this month’s blogs with all sorts of valuable and applicable information on everything from HIPAA to autonomy. But what Medicare obstacles do you grapple with daily? Today, let’s talk the five most frequently asked questions regarding Medicare. 1.) What is the Therapy Cap? According to …

  • articleAug 6, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Saving the Day the CMS Way

    Today’s blog post comes from WebPT cofounder and COO Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L To all of our Super Therapists working diligently to improve their patients’ functional level and quality of life, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has tossed a chunk of Kryptonite into our clinics. As you know, CMS has implemented many changes this year and continues to have the Proposed Rule for prospective payment and data collection pending. Keeping up to date …

  • articleMay 13, 2011 | 2 min. read

    WebPT May, 2011 Feature Guide

    WebPT May Update – Friday, May 27 th – Clinic Communication On Friday, May 27 th WebPT will be implementing a few new features to the system. These features are designed to assist our members in communicating more fluidly and more efficiently. All of the changes in the system will be applied to the area in the upper right hand corner of our application where your name appears when you login. A. Internal Messaging System Clicking on …

  • 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 …

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