Expanded coverage for caregiver training in final physician fee schedule cheered
Nov 15, 2023
Provider groups and therapists are hailing a new and broader-than-expected opportunity to bill for caregiver training under codes finalized in the 2024 physician fee schedule.
Caregiver training CPT codes finalized for CY 2024
Nov 09, 2023
In July we were pleased to share that the CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule held exciting news for therapists and caregivers. These have now officially been finalized for use beginning...
Dream big: Supporting the next generation of therapists
Oct 26, 2023
Do you ever have a recurrent dream? One that comes up every so often but in the moment seems to be on repeat. One I have had for the past 20 years goes something like this … I am ready to graduate, walk...
The job we get to do: A glimpse into the world of skilled nursing therapists
Oct 12, 2023
In meetings recently I heard perspective from a colleague about the “job we get to do” as rehab professionals who are entrusted with caring for our patients — who are not just patients. They...
More training, advocacy needed as Medicare denials continue — 10 years after Jimmo case
Sep 29, 2023
Ten years after a landmark court case determined patients do not need to regain function to maintain access to skilled nursing care and therapy services, advocates warn that elderly patients and those...
Celebrate the value of physical therapy this October
Sep 28, 2023
Every October the industry celebrates National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) to raise awareness with consumers about the many benefits of physical therapy. This focus allows all of us the opportunity...
Jimmo v. Sebelius, 10 years later
Sep 14, 2023
In 2013, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Vermont Legal Aid, along with additional counsel provided by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, settled a lawsuit with the Medicare program (the named defendant,...
Provider orgs caution finalized physician rule would be ‘existential threat’ to patient care
Jessica R. Towhey
Sep 11, 2023
A plan to cut doctors’ pay and bring more clinical oversight into nursing homes will decrease patient care and therapy, groups are warning.