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NC Medicaid Simplifies Authorization of Therapy for Adults

October 11, 2018
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NC Medicaid Simplifies Authorization of Therapy for Adults

North Carolina Medicaid has recently simplified its PT/OT authorization rules for patients who are 21 and older. https://files.nc.gov/ncdma/documents/files/10-A_3.pdf All of the prior rules limiting the number of visits […]

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Continuing Education Courses Physical Therapy

TRICARE TO PAY FOR PTAs and COTAs

December 13, 2017
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TRICARE TO PAY FOR PTAs and COTAs

PTAs and COTAs will soon be able to treat Tricare patients.

A new law has been enacted instructing the Department of Defense to add PTAs and COTAs to its list of permitted providers. Please note that this […]

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Occupational Therapy Webinars

Supervised Exercise Therapy Approved for Medicare Patients with PAD

September 13, 2017
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Supervised Exercise Therapy Approved for Medicare Patients with PAD, Medicare Guidelines For Physical Therapy

 

CMS has recently concluded that supervised exercise therapy improves health outcomes for Medicare patients with intermittent claudication due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) and the this exercise therapy is at least […]

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Ancillary Health Care

THE STARK EXCEPTION FOR ANCILLARY PHYSICAL THERAPY AND OTHER ANCILLARY SERVICES

June 30, 2017
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The following is a detailed explanation of the “in-office ancillary services” exception in the Stark Rules.

 

Statutory Background

Section 1877 of the Social Security Act, which is commonly referred to as the “Stark Rules,” was enacted in 1989.  As originally enacted, the Stark Rules […]

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Physical Therapy Compliance

PT Management Support Systems To Help South Carolina Orthopaedic Association Members Start Physical Therapy Services

January 30, 2017
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PT Management Support is conducting a webinar aimed at helping SCOA members start successful physical therapy practices

After years of legislative efforts and litigation, South Carolina orthopaedic surgery groups are finally able to provide physical therapy services to their patients. PT Management Support, which helps orthopaedic […]

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physical therapy and medicare

PT/OT Use of Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)

April 3, 2015
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The following is an explanation of when you can and cannot use an Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) for outpatient physical and occupational therapy patients.¹

Therapists are required to issue an ABN to Medicare patients prior to providing therapy that is not medically necessary.

For […]

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