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Attended v. Unattended Electrical Stimulation

December 6, 2014
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Whether you charge unattended (97014 or G0283 for Medicare) or attended electrical stimulation (97032) depends upon how you provide the modality.

If the therapist simply sets up the modality (i.e., places the electrodes, determines the treatment parameters, turns the machine on […]

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When is it Appropriate to Re-Evaluate a Patient

December 6, 2014
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We have received a number of questions lately as to when it is appropriate for a physical therapist to re-evaluate a patient. Please view the discussion and Medicare guidelines below.

Keep in mind that although these guidelines do not necessarily apply to your commercial patients […]

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Medicare PT-OT Claims: Manual Medical Review

December 6, 2014
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As we get closer to the end of the year, more of your patient Medicare PT-OT claims are likely to be close to or above the $3,700 annual cap that triggers a mandatory manual medical review of each claim above the cap. (This $3,700 cap […]

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Study of Physician Owned Physical Therapy Services

December 5, 2014
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A recently issued GAO study found that orthopaedic surgeons who provide physician-owned physical therapy referred patients for fewer PT services than orthopaedic surgeons who do not have PT.

The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) studied whether physicians who have a financial interest in physical […]

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