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OSHA Town Hall

OSHA expert to remind us of basic housekeeping rules and what additionally needs to considered to address COVID-19 needs.

WV The Health Plan – “2020 THP Updates with Emphasis on COVID-19″.

You are invited to join The Health Plan via webinar on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT to learn of changes that may impact your practice in 2020. In addition to general updates, this free webinar will contain information pertinent to THP’s...

OPTA Introduces HB 547 – Fair Co-pay Legislation

March 10, 2020. Rep. Jeff LaRe (R-77) introduced legislation that would create co-pay parity for physical and occupational therapy services. Currently, insurance carriers classify PTs and OTs as “specialists” and patients are often subjected to higher co-pays than...

CMS Repeals crucial edits

APTA and its members engaged in extensive advocacy efforts to convince CMS to rethink its decision. On January 24, CMS announced that it would do away with the most problematic changes and, for the most part, return to the coding rules PTs used in 2019. What it means:...

Palmetto GBA will host Ask the Contractor Teleconferences (ACTs)

Palmetto GBA will host Ask the Contractor Teleconferences (ACTs) on various topics throughout the year. Mark your calendars now so that you don’t miss a chance to learn valuable information about how Medicare guidelines affect your practice! Benefits of...

CSM Meetings – Denver CO

APTA Combined Sections Meetings are scheduled in Denver, Colorado February 12 – 15, 2020. Register HERE Future dates: CSM 2020 – Feb 24 – 27 – Orlando, Florida CSM 2022 – Feb 1 -4 - San Antonio, Texas CSM 2023 – Feb 22 – 25...

New CCI Edits!!

Effective January 1, 2020 Physical and Occupational therapy when providing an initial evaluation you cannot provide therapeutic activities (code 97530 ) and  therapeutic procedures, group, 2 or more individuals  (code 97150) during the same visit. When providing...

MIPS – Are you Required or Eligible to report?

Although you checked in December 2019, check again (and maybe again) on your status to report.  Check using each physical therapist NPI number.    Click HERE to check your status