Friday, January 24, 2014

Updated 2014 Medicare Part B Therapy Physician Fee Schedule File Posted on AHCA Website

Thanks to the efforts of Tony Marshall, the Senior Director of Reimbursement for the Florida Health Care Association, AHCA is now able to post the updated 2014 Medicare Part B Fee Schedule that applies to Part B therapy services for the period from January 1 through March 31, 2014 here. As you will recall, the initial 2014 fee schedule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 10, 2013 contained substantial sustainable growth rate (SGR) related statutory cuts to payment rates. However, with the end of the year enactment of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, providers instead will see a one-half percent (0.5%) update to the CY 2014 Medicare Part B Fee Schedule and an extension of the 1.0 Work GPCI floor through March 31, 2014.

Included in this file are tables related to Part B therapy services, including the continuation of the multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) policy, a change in codes commonly billed by speech language pathologists, as well as changes to wound related codes.

An overview of the Physician Fee Schedule Payment Policies may be found on the CMS website and an overview of skilled nursing facility consolidated billing and annual updates can be found here. State-specific details for 2014 can be found online.

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