Physicians who often refer patients to therapists may be wondering how to charge for Medicare services, now that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula's 21% rate cut ostensibly is in effect. The cut could become null by April 14, however, if the Senate approves a bill to repeal the SGR when it reconvenes April 13.
A new webinar focuses on three methods to increase compliance in the physical therapy office as a way to save time and money. This free webinar, presented by bestPT, is available online now.
Two exclusive new podcasts produced by Rehab Management take a fresh look at the topics of compliance and clinical productivity, and offer valuable information to help clinicians better understand and manage the potential benefits—and potholes—of each area. The podcasts feature compliance expert Nancy Beckley, president of Nancy Beckley & Associates, and Ryan Flanary, PT, vice president of outpatient services and healthforce at Valir Health. Podcasts are sponsored by Clinicient.
As part of Rehab Management’s longest running podcast series, Nancy Beckley details the hot topics in compliance for therapy providers in 2015.
According to a Medicare risk compliance web-based survey launched by Clinicient, 64% of its respondents are at significant risk for Medicare regulatory noncompliance and consequential cash flow issues, denied claims, Medicare fines, and higher overhead costs for audit preparation and response.
Physical therapist-owned-and-operated Rehab Management Solutions (RMS) will host an educational web event centered on compliant documentation and coding, on May 13.
Three new HIPAA training programs have been released by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, each incorporate the mandates of the final "Omnibus Rule," issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.