Over the past year or so, the idea of MIPS participation has undergone an enormous transformation in the minds of rehab therapists. When the program was first introduced, we were optimistic about participation, and we heralded its arrival as an opportunity for therapists to prove their worth to CMS.
How familiar are you with the Medicare guidelines for physical therapy documentation? What about for occupational therapy documentation? If you’re a PT or OT—and you’re anything less than 100% confident in your knowledge of the Medicare documentation rules that apply to your specialty—then you’ve come to the right place.
Once upon a time, there was a clinic that never had a single denied claim or failed audit. This clinic prioritized ensuring compliance with Medicare rules and regulations just as much as delivering top-notch patient care and shipping clean claims.
In our 2019 State of Rehab Therapy survey, 80% of respondents cited payer requirements as the top reason their organizations require physician referrals as a condition of treatment (even in states with unrestricted direct access).
A smooth, transparent revenue cycle management (RCM) process begets happy, healthy patients. Use these RCM tips and tricks to instill loyalty in your patients.
Sometimes, the fight over physician referrals can seem as contentious as the battle for the Iron Throne—but it doesn’t have to be.
Finding a balance between gut instinct and data analysis is the key to optimizing your business decision-making process.
This year, let’s focus on the things that we, as PTs, OTs, and SLPs, can embrace in the year ahead to move our profession forward.