Congress takes first step toward dulling 2022 Medicare cuts
Dec 08, 2021
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the results of a Tuesday night House vote. Congress reached a bipartisan deal on Tuesday to stave off some impending Medicare cuts, but it...
New rule’s 15% pay cuts for therapy assistants called ‘devastating’
Nov 04, 2021
The day after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, Industry stakeholders were searching for bright spots. Potentially “devastating” 15%...
Don’t minimize de minimis: Understanding the newly proposed Physician Fee Rule
Jul 15, 2021
Conversion factor, telehealth, supervision requirements and health equity were all outlined in this week’s publication of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule...
CMS surprises with therapy pay levels in 2022 Medicare physician fee rule
James M. Berklan
Jul 14, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pleasantly surprised long-term care therapy providers with several parts of the new 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule that it released Tuesday.
COVID-19 dealt a devastating blow to nursing homes — don’t let looming cuts make it worse
Jul 12, 2021
In late June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a report stating that approximately 42% of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes were diagnosed with...
Therapy providers urge Congress to pass new bill that would provide protection from scheduled Medicare...
Dec 14, 2020
Physical, occupational and speech language therapy providers would receive critical relief from the scheduled 9% cut in Medicare payments under newly introduced federal legislation.
CMS finalizes ‘shocking’ 9% therapy cuts, while affirming vast expansion of telehealth pay provisions
James M. Berklan
Dec 01, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally announced Tuesday afternoon that it has finalized its calendar 2021 physician pay rule, which cuts physical and occupational therapy payments to nursing...
Medicare cuts will have ‘damaging effect’ on nursing home therapy offerings, expert warns
Nov 17, 2020
Nursing home operators will have to cut the amount of therapy services they can offer, thanks to Medicare payment cuts slated to start Jan. 1, a top industry expert said in renewing warnings Monday.
Proposed 9% cut to therapy ‘potentially devastating’
Aug 05, 2020
A proposal to cut 9% from Medicare payments for physical and occupational therapy under the federal government’s Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2021 could potentially have a “devastating...
A new hit to therapy providers
Jul 09, 2010
Another proposed rehab rule threatens to cut significant revenues from long-term care providers.