2013 Medicare Changes APTA

5 Jul 2013 There are several issues affecting physical therapist payment for services in 2013. Use the resources on this page to stay informed about issues like sequestration, therapy cap, MPPR, manual medical review, functional limitation reporting, and PQRS, and find out how you can support APTA's advocacy 
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2013 Medicare Therapy Cap FAQ WebPT

4 Feb 2013 In January, WebPT released the Medicare Allowable Fee Schedule in preparation for the new Medicare Therapy Cap Alerts we'll launch this month. In short, this new feature will allow you to reproduce your Allowable Fee Schedule within WebPT as published by Medicare. This fee schedule will inform a 
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Therapy Cap Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMSgov

9 Feb 2016 The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), signed into law on April 16, 2015, extended the therapy cap exception process through December 31 Of particular interest in this medical review process will be the evaluation of the number of units/hours of therapy provided in a day.
Source: www.cms.gov

Therapy Cap American Health Care Association

The Medicare program limits how much it will pay in one calendar year for medically necessary outpatient (Part B) therapy services, including services furnished by a skilled nursing facility (SNF) to outpatients Beginning in 2013, CMS revised the beneficiary liability policy related to the therapy cap and exceptions process.
Source: www.ahcancal.org

Medicare Coverage Expense Limits Medicare Benefits AARP

Is there a dollar cap on the amount of Medicare services you can use? I've had several expensive surgeries, and I'm worried that my on the basis of medical necessity—regardless of age. Patricia Barry is a senior editor for AARP Integrated Media and the author of “Medicare For Dummies” (Wiley/AARP, October 2013).
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Medicare Limits on Therapy Services

Medicare pays its share (80%), and you pay your share (20%) of the cost for the therapy services. The Part B deductible is $147 for 2013. Medicare will pay its share for therapy services until the total amount paid by both you and. Medicare reaches either one of the therapy cap limits. Amounts paid by you may include costs 
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Medicare Therapy Caps: A Call for Repeal Center for Medicare

9 Jan 2014 Most recently, as part of a broader year-end budget agreement in December 2013, Congress passed a temporary three-month patch to the SGR, [3] Without further Congressional action, the therapy cap Exceptions process will expire on March 31, 2014 and the therapy caps will remain in place. According 
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Physical therapy/occupational therapy/speech Medicaregov

You may qualify for an exception to the therapy cap limits. If so, Medicare will continue to pay its share for your therapy services after you reach the therapy cap limits. Your therapist or therapy provider must: Establish your need for medically reasonable and necessary services and document this in your medical record 
Source: www.medicare.gov

Raising Medicare Premiums for Higher-Income Beneficiaries

13 Jan 2014 Estimates of 10-year Medicare savings for the other proposals are: $25 billion (CAP), $30.2 billion (President's FY 2013 budget); $65 billion (Moment of Truth), and This provision will increase the number and share of beneficiaries who will pay the higher income-related Part B premium over these years.
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Medicare Still Not Paying For Needed Physical Therapy For Some

30 Jan 2017 Under a settlement in 2013, Medicare was supposed to make clear to physical therapists that their services are covered even if beneficiaries aren't Four years after Medicare officials agreed in a landmark court settlement that seniors can't be denied coverage for physical therapy and other skilled care 
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Year 2017 Income Tax Changes and Withholding Information

Employee Social Security /OASDI and Medicare. The year 2017 Social Security/OASDI tax rate for employees is 6.2 percent. The Medicare tax rate remains at 1.45 percent. The Social Security/OASDI maximum wage base increases to $127,200 for 2017. There continues to be no cap on the Medicare wage base.
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Medicare Premiums: Rules For Higher-Income Social Security

Medicare Premiums: Rules For Higher-Income. Beneficiaries. SocialSecurity.gov. Page 2. Page 3. What's inside. Rules for higher-income beneficiaries. 1. How does this affect me? 1. How does Social Security determine if I must pay higher premiums? Remember, if your income isn't greater than the limits described above 
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Medicare Therapy Cap Pro Pt

The exception process allows a significant number of Medicare patients to receive services exceeding the $1,900 annual financial cap on Medicare therapy coverage. The exception process is set to expire on December 31, 2013. Without additional action, these arbitrary caps will again limit a significant amount of Medicare 
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