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  • Summaries Now Available for 2015 CMS Rules; Webinar, Podcast on PQRS Changes

    New resources from APTA are aimed at helping physical therapists (PTs) understand Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2015 changes to the physician fee schedule, outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), home health prospective payment system (HHPPS), and provisions around durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). In addition, the association will offer a webinar next week focusing on the new requirements for PTs under the Physician Quality Reporting System.

    APTA members can now access summaries of final rules for the following areas:

    To access each document, scroll down to the "APTA Summaries" headline and select the link for 2015 rules.

    The association will also hold a webinar on November 20 for PTs who bill Medicare for outpatient physical therapy services in private practice settings (using the 1500 claim form or 837-P) and face new requirements under PQRS. The 90-minute session, which will begin at 2:00 pm ET, will help PTs understand how to comply with the new rules in 2015 in order to avoid a 2% pay cut in 2017. APTA Director of Quality Heather Smith, PT, MPH, will lead the discussion. Registration includes on-demand access to a recording of the webinar for later listening.

    APTA also offers an overview of the PQRS changes through a podcast, free to members.


    • Do I need to register for the Webinar to get access to a recording of it later. I am not able to participate in the live Webcast. Thanks

      Posted by Hossein Massoudi on 11/14/2014 4:57 PM

    • Is there any way I may be able to purchase the transcript from the podcast on PQRS (November 20 2:00 PM) ????? I just cannot be available to sit in on the actual event but do not want to miss the information. Thank you!!!!!

      Posted by SANDIE KLASSEN on 11/18/2014 7:50 AM

    • Sill the webinar be archived and accessible at a later time?

      Posted by Mitch Crabtree, PT on 11/19/2014 12:03 PM

    • I would like to know where I can fine a webinar on 2015 measures

      Posted by Belle Lozano on 12/11/2014 11:55 AM

    • Can you still view the Webinars in 2014 to clarify this information? Please let me know where I can access this?

      Posted by Craig Rau -> =OY]?I on 7/22/2015 3:55 PM

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