This page provides Medicare information affecting physical therapists.
November 5, 2019:
Final 2020 Fee Schedule: CMS Relents on PTA Differential System for 2020; Presses on With Planned 8% Cut to Physical Therapy in 2021
"We've brought the association's voice to bear on the PTA modifier issue, and CMS listened. Over the next 12 months, we will leverage every possible opportunity – working with Congress and CMS--to change this flawed policy."
October 2, 2019:
Where Things Stand, What APTA's Doing: Fee Schedule, SNF, and HH Rules From CMS
Learn where things stand with CMS rulemaking, and what is APTA doing around the PFS and other developments. Here's a guide to 3 of the biggest rules issued to date in 2019, along with information on our advocacy efforts.
Skilled Nursing Facility PDPM & Home Health PDGM: What You Need to Know As part of overall efforts to move Medicare payment away from fee for service and toward a structure that holds providers accountable for patient outcomes and costs, CMS has made significant changes to the home health and skilled nursing facility (SNF) payment systems. The SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) began October 1 (the start of fiscal year 2020), and the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) begins January 1, 2020. Learn more about these changes.
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