Tag: physical therapy

New study links therapy time with length of stay for residents after hip fracture surgery

Longer therapy times per day doesn’t necessarily mean a hip fracture resident should have a shorter SNF length of stay, according to a new study published in JAMA by researchers at George Washington University. Researchers collected data from four inpatient rehabilitation facilities and seven SNFs from 2005 to 2010 with analytics conducted between November 2018 […]

CMS releases FAQ document on functional reporting for therapy services

On June 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on functional reporting for PT, OT, and SLP services. The document includes FAQs on: Providers, plans, and payers subject to functional reporting How to report functional information Assessment tools Claims requirements Click here to access this […]

President Obama Signs the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On January 2, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. This law prevents a schedule payment cut for physicians and other practitioners who treat Medicare patients from taking effect on January 1, 2013, among other things. Concerning MDS-related items, this bill extends therapy caps through January 31, 2013: $1,900 for […]