Friday, January 04, 2013 APTA Clarifies Impact of MPPR in Updated FAQ APTA has updated its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule FAQ to clarify the impact of the multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) on payment for therapy services. Set to be implemented on April 1, the provision applies the MPPR to therapy services at 50%, up from 20% for office settings and 25% for facility settings. APTA estimates the application of a 50% MPPR policy will reduce payments by approximately 6-7% in aggregate for outpatient therapy services. This reduction will be partially offset by a 4% increase in practice expense that resulted from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' use of new survey data of practice expenses conducted by APTA. The impact of the MPPR reduction on individual practices and facilities will vary depending on the CPT codes billed and the typical duration of the therapy sessions. To determine the impact on your practice, refer to APTA’s MPPR calculator, which can be used to determine payment rates for 2012 and 2013. APTA will advocate to fix this flawed policy. The association soon will call on APTA members to help in this effort.