Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New CMS MLN Booklet: Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services: Complying with Documentation Requirements

Dan Ciolek

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted a new Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services: Complying with Medicare Billing Requirements Medicare Learning Network Booklet. The booklet describes common outpatient physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech-language pathology (SLP) services Medicare Part B claim errors identified by the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Program, how CMS calculates improper payment rates, the necessary documentation to support billed Medicare claims, and managing potential overpayments. The 10-page document also provides resources on reducing common errors and overpayments for PT, OT, and SLP services.

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