Therapy caps, payment, assessment reform to top long-term care conference
With many Medicare beneficiaries beginning to approach their allowable Part B therapy limits, providers are clamoring for relief. They're hoping for either re-authorization of a sweeping exception process that expired Jan. 1, or outright repeals of the therapy caps.
Four experts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will highlight a panel late Wednesday morning. They'll discuss the latest about dramatic changes in the Minimum Data Set assessment tool, as well as new pay rates that are scheduled to be implemented Oct. 1. Sessions during the three-day meeting will cover fraud and abuse, advocacy and a variety of other policy matters.