The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has
revised the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to include a change to the progress note requirement,
which now is required at either a date chosen by the clinician or the 10th
treatment day, whichever is shorter. Additionally, there is a new section
dedicated the functional limitation reporting requirements that were implemented on
January 1. Therapists are required to include functional limitation reporting
information in their documentation. The functional impairments identified and
expressed in the long-term treatment goals must be consistent with those used
in the claims-based functional reporting using nonpayable G-codes and severity
modifiers for services furnished on or after January 1. For more information,
visit APTA's functional limitation reporting webpage.
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