• 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 …

  • articleJan 2, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) of 5% for Therapy Services

    CMS will make full payment for the therapy service or unit with the highest practice expense value and reduce payment of the practice expense component by 20% in the office setting and 25% in institutional settings for the second and subsequent procedures or units of service furnished during the same day for the same patient. Based on policy changes required by the Physician Payment and Therapy Relief Act of 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …

  • articleDec 21, 2010 | 1 min. read

    President Obama stops SGR cuts

    By signing HR 4994 into law Presiden Obama prevents the scheduled 24.9% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Medicare payment cut and extending current Medicare payment rates through December 31, 2011. On Wednesday, President Obama signed Senate Amendment to HR 4994, the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, into law -- preventing the scheduled 24.9% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Medicare payment cut and extending current Medicare payment rates through December 31, 2011. The law also extends the therapy …

  • articleDec 9, 2010 | 2 min. read

    The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010

    This legislation would prevent the scheduled 25.5% Medicare payment cut to physical therapists and other health care providers paid under the physician fee schedule. Today, the US House of Representatives passed Senate Amendment to H.R. 4994 , the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (by a vote of 409-2). This legislation would prevent the scheduled 25.5% Medicare payment cut to physical therapists and other health care providers paid under the physician fee schedule. The provision in …

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