• webinarMar 4, 2013

    Better Navigate the Murky Waters of Medicare

    Between PQRS, Functional Limitation Reporting, and the updated Therapy Cap, there’s a lot going on with Medicare in 2013. Not to fret, though, WebPT’s got your back—and your life preserver. In this month’s webinar, hosts Heidi Jannenga and Mike Manheimer will provide you with everything you need to know to successfully navigate the murky waters of Medicare, including a special section on three functional limitation reporting pitfalls to avoid.

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    articleFeb 11, 2013 | 7 min. read

    Back to Basics: Functional Limitation Reporting G-Codes

    We’ve covered the ins and outs of G-codes as well as how it easy it will be to implement them successfully within WebPT —and why an integrated functional limitation reporting solution is the best solution . Today let’s go back to the G-code basics. What’s a G-code? Effective July 1, 2013, CMS will require therapists to complete functional limitation reporting through the use of new G-codes and corresponding severity modifiers for all eligible Medicare patients at the …

  • articleFeb 7, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Functional Limitation Reporting: Why an Integrated Solution is the Best Solution

    As many of you already know, CMS will begin mandating functional limitation reporting on July 1, 2013. In short, this means that if you do not successfully complete functional limitation reporting (in the form of G-codes and corresponding severity modifiers ) for every eligible Medicare Part B patient you see beginning July 1, 2013, you will not receive reimbursement for your services. For those of you who treat a high percentage of Medicare patients, successfully completing this …

  • articleFeb 5, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Embracing Functional Limitation Reporting

    Today's blog post comes from WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about functional limitation reporting—also known as claims-based outcome reporting (CBOR) and G-code reporting. Regardless of what your clinic calls it, functional limitation reporting is coming quickly. In fact, as of July 1, 2013, CMS is making it mandatory. That means they won’t pay you for your services if you don’t properly report functional limitations via specific G-codes on the …

  • articleJan 3, 2013 | 2 min. read

    Now That I Know G-Codes Ain’t No Thang, How Do I Implement ‘Em?

    Last month, we discussed CMS’s new G-codes in a cleverly titled post, “ Ain’t Nothin’ But a G-Code, Baby. ” As the name implies, this new functional limitation reporting mandate is not nearly as daunting as you may think. In fact, if you use WebPT, it’s going to be as easy as pie—cherry pie, or maybe apple. Regardless, I digress. Here, we’ll discuss how with just a few clicks, and some clinical judgment, you can easily implement …

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    articleNov 28, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Functional Outcome Measures

    Today's post comes from Tom Ambury, PT and compliance officer at  PT Compliance Group , based off this month’s “Compliance Chat” blog post . By now, I hope most of you are using functional outcome measures. If you haven’t started yet, you might want to consider taking the next few weeks to get prepared and begin the process in January of 2013. Why? Let’s start with the fact that physical therapy documentation is coming under greater scrutiny …

  • articleNov 7, 2012 | 4 min. read

    CMS: 2013 Final Rule for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Today’s blog post comes from WebPT Senior Copywriters Erica Cohen and Charlotte Bohnett. We do this every year: waiting and wondering what Medicare is going to do. As the news trickles in—and details are still coming—it all seems as expected so far. So what are the big takeaways? Here is WebPT Co-Founder and COO Heidi Jannenga’s take on what these CMS changes mean for you and your clinic. First of all, CMS increased the therapy cap by …

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