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HHS and CMS Changes

HHS and CMS Changes Requested Amid COVID-19

HHS and CMS Changes have been requested by the AOTA, the APTA, and the ASHA Late last week, the leaders of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) collaborated on a letter addressed directly…

COVID-19 impacts Physical Therapy

COVID-19 Impacts Physical Therapy

Tele-health soon to take center stage as COVID-19 impacts physical therapy and associated professions Social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak means a complete reexamination of how healthcare services are delivered. COVID-19 impacts physical therapy and other rehab professions very harshly, though many ‘experts’ have…

MIPS and CMS

MIPS & CMS

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)  MIPS has been a hot topic each year since it began in 2017. Not all clinicians are required to participate in this program at this time, and some are not yet familiar with what it is or how it…

Quality Payment Program

Quality Payment Program (QPP) Set to Return in 2020

Changes in store in year two This year was the first that occupational therapists who bill outpatient Medicare Part B were included in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Occupational therapists will continue to report in two MIPS…

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