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    CMS to Host Conference Call on Functional Limitation Reporting Requirements on December 12

    Physical therapists are encouraged to attend a conference call hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 12, 1:30 pm ET, that will cover the new functional reporting requirements for outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services, effective January 1, 2013.

    Participants will learn how to report patient functional limitation information on claims using the 42 new nonpayable functional G-codes and 7 new severity/complexity modifiers on claims for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services. These G-codes and modifiers will be required on selected claims for all outpatient therapy services. In addition, the G-codes and severity modifiers used in the functional reporting are required to be documented in the patient's medical record of therapy services. To ensure a smooth transition, CMS sets forth a testing period from January 1, 2013, until July 1, 2013. After July 1, 2013, claims submitted without the appropriate G-codes and modifiers would be returned unpaid.

    The call will include an overview of the new functional reporting requirement, including effective dates, and information on:

    • professionals and providers affected
    • nonpayable G-codes used to report functional limitations
    • modifiers used to report the severity of functional limitations
    • when reporting is required
    • documentation requirements

    A question and answer session also will be held.  

    The speaker for this call is Pamela R. West, PT, DPT, MPH.

    The presentation for the call will be posted at least 1 day in advance of the call on the FFS National Provider Calls webpage. In addition, the link to the slide presentation will be e-mailed to all registrants on the day of the call.

    Registration will close at 12:00 pm ET on the day of the call, or when available space has been filled.


    Comments

    where can we purchase book on documentation on functional limitation
    Posted by monsuru bello on 11/30/2012 4:17 PM
    Where can we purchase a book on documentation on functional limitations.
    Posted by Hafiz on 12/1/2012 12:43 PM
    Where can we obtain answers to our comments? I would also like written information..ie book..on new codes and and documentation requirements.
    Posted by Diane Koch on 12/2/2012 12:51 PM
    If I cannot attend the live conference when can I listen to the recording?
    Posted by Patricia Becker on 12/2/2012 1:33 PM
    Please send course information to the above e-mail thank you. Thank you. Elaine 909-519-9985
    Posted by ELAINE Trei on 12/2/2012 1:37 PM
    APTA’s webpage, www.apta.org/Payment/Medicare/CodingBilling/FunctionalLimitation/, provides information and resources, including a comprehensive FAQ document, to help physical therapists meet the new functional limitation reporting requirement. Additional resources will be added to the webpage in the coming months. Check back soon for a webinar update on Medicare 2013, podcasts on functional limitation reporting and case examples, and more. This call is being hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). If you are not able to attend the live call, go to http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/index.html?redirect=/NPC/20_CEC_Notification.asp for information about how to access National Provider Call training materials, such as written transcripts, audio recordings, podcasts, and video slideshow presentations, on CMS’ website.
    Posted by News Now staff on 12/2/2012 3:51 PM
    How long is the audioconference?
    Posted by Darin McCarthy on 12/4/2012 1:56 PM
    Does this apply to hospital based outpatient PT as well? Thank you for your time.
    Posted by Leslie Johnson on 12/4/2012 1:57 PM
    Is this the same thing as the PQRS program? And if not, how can we get access to the recording or course information?
    Posted by Christy Page on 12/4/2012 4:24 PM
    I would like to register for this webinar. I am an APTA and Orthopedic Sections Member Joseph
    Posted by Joseph Mathews on 12/9/2012 10:49 AM
    Please registar me
    Posted by Anita Frumson on 12/9/2012 8:12 PM
    Once again: This call is being hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). If you are not able to attend the live call, go to http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/index.html?redirect=/NPC/20_CEC_Notification.asp for information about how to access National Provider Call training materials, such as written transcripts, audio recordings, podcasts, and video slideshow presentations, on CMS' website. APTA is not responsible for registration for this event.
    Posted by News Now staff on 12/12/2012 8:26 AM
    I haven't received a confirmation email with information on how to call in on the conference call. Where do I find this.
    Posted by DeeAnn Hinkle on 12/12/2012 1:22 PM
    I did not receive the link to the slides from today's call. Can you send a link please? thanks, Marjean
    Posted by Marjean Heisler on 12/12/2012 5:28 PM
    Could you provide me with a summary of the discussion and learning points from the 12-12-12 conference call?
    Posted by gina new on 1/9/2013 7:34 AM
    I missed the 12/12/12 webinar. Can I obtain audio recording,or print out of this webinar? Thank you Anita Simons OTR
    Posted by anita simons OTR on 3/2/2013 7:37 AM
    Can I get a audio recording , or a print out of the webinar? Thanks
    Posted by cherri sanders on 5/14/2013 11:48 AM
    The webinar being referred to in this article was hosted by CMS (not APTA). APTA does offer resources on the functional limitations reporting. Please go to http://www.apta.org/FunctionalLimitationReporting/ (copy and paste this url into your web browser) to review these resources.
    Posted by APTA Staff on 5/14/2013 6:55 PM
    Hello, Can you please tell me how I can either obtain the material from the audio conference or get the material that was presented? Thanks
    Posted by cherri sanders on 5/24/2013 2:33 PM
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