Monday, December 09, 2013 APTA Analyzes the 2014 Fee Schedule, Outpatient Prospective Payment System APTA members now have access to detailed information on how the 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule and the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) will affect physical therapist practice. APTA staff has prepared analyses of the final rules that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on November 27. APTA's fee schedule summary (.pdf) covers the new schedule's impact on payment, including the impact of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and therapy cap. The summary also includes an analysis of the proposed changes to the physician quality reporting system (PQRS). The OPPS highlights (.pdf) document also addresses payment changes and provides analyses of the final Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) as well as new rules around supervision of outpatient therapeutic services in critical access hospitals (CAHs). Both resources are free to APTA members, and have been added to the physician fee schedule and Medicare in hospital settings information on the APTA website.