• articleMar 11, 2013 | 17 min. read

    February Medicare Webinar Q&A

    Last month’s webinar on Medicare was our most highly attended webinar to date. And that’s really not surprising, because wherever Medicare goes, questions follow. But unfortunately, we couldn’t get to them all live. So we thought we’d put together a blog post will all the great questions you asked and our answers. That way, you can access it wherever, whenever you want. Ready to jump in? Here’s your Medicare Q&A.    (P.S. Are you a first timer …

  • 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.

  • 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. …

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    articleFeb 4, 2013 | 6 min. read

    2013 Medicare Therapy Cap FAQ

    In January, WebPT released the Medicare Allowable Fee Schedule in preparation for the new Medicare Therapy Cap Alerts we’ll launch this month. In short, this new feature will allow you to reproduce your Allowable Fee Schedule within WebPT as published by Medicare. This fee schedule will inform a tracking tool and subsequent alerts so you can see how much of the therapy cap your patients have accrued using your services. As a result of this launch, we’ve …

  • articleNov 12, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Details and Discussion on the $3,700 Threshold Update

    Today's post comes from Tom Ambury, PT and compliance officer at  PT Compliance Group , based off this month’s “Compliance Chat” blog post . We are now well into the exception process associated with the $3,700 threshold. The clinics that I’ve been working with have done fairly well in that they have not received any outright denials of services. But let's look at the responses we have received: The responses from the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have …

  • 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 …

  • articleAug 28, 2012 | 1 min. read

    Keep Your Clinic Compliant Webinar Recap

    Today's post comes from copywriters Erica Cohen and Charlotte Bohnett. Last week WebPT hosted its most heavily attended webinar ever. Why so popular? Perhaps it was the brow-furrowing topic of compliance, or maybe it was our special guest—physical therapist and compliance expert Rick Gawenda of Gawenda Seminars . Together, Rick, moderator Mike Manheimer, and WebPT co-founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, set out to tackle compliance, making it entertaining, informative, and most importantly, understandable. Here’s a brief snapshot of …

  • articleAug 13, 2012 | 3 min. read

    A PT’s Guide to the Therapy Cap

    Today’s blog post comes from PT and compliance guru Rick Gawenda , founder and President of Gawenda Seminars and Consulting, Inc .  The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (HR3630) impacted physical therapists in private practice in terms of the Medicare therapy cap. First and foremost, HR3630 extended the therapy cap exception process through the 2012 calendar year. Secondly, it requires that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) apply the therapy …

  • 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 …

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