Let's Help Each Other

Physical therapy is changing rapidly. As a PT with more than thirty years of experience, the changes observed in the last ten years triple those of the first twenty years. The pace of change is not slowing down. The Medigraph Blog will serve as a forum that will enable us to exchange ideas and assist each other. This blog will be used to share billing, documentation, and any other ideas to improve any aspects of our profession. If we share what we have learned, we can develop a resource that enables our collective understanding to advance our careers.

As profit margins grow smaller and expenses grow larger, we need to assist each other to survive and prosper. If we share our experiences we can help each other to grow professionally, administratively, and financially. Our professional lives, our livelihood, and our personal lives are intertwined. Our resources individually are limited. Together we can accomplish more than we can individually. Let's help each other

Regards,

Tom Kane, PT
MediGraph Software

New CCI Edits Effective October 1, 2011
10/4/2011 4:40:00 PM
The most recent version of CCI edits from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) went into effect on October 1, 2011.  As you may know, CMS'  goal for the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) is to promote  correct coding nationally and control improper coding that leads to inappropriate payment in Medicare Part B claims.   CCI edits are intended to ensure the most comprehensive groups of codes are billed instead of the component parts. In addition,  CCI edits check for mutually exclusive code pairs. The unit-of-service edits determine the maximum allowed number of services for each HCPCS code.

The CCI edits fare available from the CMS website at  https://www.cms.gov/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/

PT's and OT's in private practice as well as physician owned therapy clinics should choose NCCI Edits--Physicians.

Regards,

Tom Kane, PT