Manual Review

Make therapy caps lower, streamline review process, MedPAC chairman urges House committee

Make therapy caps lower, streamline review process, MedPAC chairman urges House committee

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Congress should set lower annual caps on Medicare reimbursements for outpatient therapy and streamline the manual review process for claims exceeding those caps, a Medicare policy expert told the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday.

The Manual Medical Review mess

The Manual Medical Review mess

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What a mess — and that's probably an understatement! Medicare Part B decided to roll out its new manual medical review process by dividing providers into three phases. If you are unfortunate to be part of the Phase One group, you have my deepest sympathies.

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