Part B

Fiscal molehill for rehab providers

Fiscal molehill for rehab providers

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Well, we didn't completely go off the "fiscal cliff," but we're definitely heading for a downward slope.

MedPAC recommends lowering outpatient therapy caps by 33%

MedPAC recommends lowering outpatient therapy caps by 33%

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Already contentious Medicare Outpatient Part B therapy caps would likely receive even more attention if the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has its way. MedPAC recommended Thursday that Congress drop the annual allowable limits from $1,880 to $1,270.

Senators propose stop-gap measure on implementation of Medicare Part B therapy caps

Senators propose stop-gap measure on implementation of Medicare Part B therapy caps

One bipartisan group of senators is petitioning Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to postpone implementation of the cap on Medicare Part B outpatient therapy reimbursements.

Healthcare reform wrinkle affects Medicare therapy caps exceptions process

The potential collapse of healthcare reform could further stall the restoration of the therapy caps exceptions process for long-term care providers. Both the House and Senate bills would extend the process, which expired at the end of 2009.