A new APTA podcast addresses the appropriate use of billing modifiers, which provide additional information to payers in cases in which diagnosis and procedure codes alone are insufficient. The podcast and accompanying transcript explain the difference between the 2 types of modifiers typically used by physical therapists and the relationship between modifiers and the National Correct Coding Initiative. Additionally, the most frequently used modifiers are discussed, along with the type of detail that supporting documentation should provide.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has developed new materials to help physical therapists organize activities and campaigns for World Physical Therapy Day 2012, celebrated September 8. As in previous years, WCPT's suggested theme is Movement for Health. This year's materials also include the message Fit for Life, encouraging physical therapists around the world to highlight the importance of physical activity throughout the lifespan.
The following materials are available free for download from WCPT's website:
Access the materials and start planning today.