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

CMS Sets 2012 Fee Cap
11/2/2011 1:44:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final fee schedule rule for 2012.   The therapy cap on outpatient services has been set to $1,880 beginning January 1, 2012.   The therapy cap exceptions process expires on December 31, 2011, unless Congress acts to extend it.  The cap does not apply to outpatient hospital departments. Future decisions will determine if the therapy cap extension will continue, and if the proposed 27.4% cut in Medicare payments will go into affect.  http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-28597_PI.pdf.

Regards,

Tom Kane, PT