Tag: therapy services

Home health agencies must enroll with state Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor to provide home infusion therapy

Beginning Jan. 1, home health agencies that wish to provide and bill Medicare Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) professional services for calendar year 2021, will be required to enroll with the Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (A/B MAC) in their state. Home health agencies will no longer be able to bill professional HIT services on the […]

Ask the expert: Therapy levels

Q: Can a resident go from one level of therapy to another between assessment reference dates (ARD)? A: Yes, a resident can go from one level of therapy to another between ARD dates, provided that is the level that the resident needs. The next change of therapy assessment will pick up any change to the RUG […]

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 […]