Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission devoted a chapter of its June 2013 Congressional report to outpatient therapy recommendations, sparking concern.
Well, we didn't completely go off the "fiscal cliff," but we're definitely heading for a downward slope.
Given recent flaps about hospice care in nursing homes, one has to wonder if long-term care providers are always going to be subjected to the "one step forward, one step back" syndrome.
The American Health Care Association spoke out this week after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is implementing a new payment reduction policy for therapy services because of a "duplication in the practice expense when therapy services are furnished together."