How to respond to a Medicare medical record request.
By Olajide Kolawole, PT, MS, PhD
In recent years, the Office of Inspector General, among other Medicare entities, has intensified review claims on physical therapists in private practice. As a practice owner, you must be aware of what to do when you open your mail and find a request for documentation. Providers who have a high percentage of patients who’ve exceeded the $3,700 threshold as of the end of 2017 may be targeted. However, there are other reasons why a request for documentation may be sent.
By Janet Shelley, PT, DPT, Chairperson
2018 began with a change in the value of many Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes used by physical therapists to bill the Medicare program for their services. Some increased, others diminished, but overall, the value assigned to physical therapy services by both federal and commercial payers continues to threaten the viability of the private practitioner.
By Stacy M. Menz, PT, DPT
Lessons Learned. Oh, there have been so many, and I’m sure many more to come! My goal has been to make sure I learn from these “lessons” so that they don’t repeat themselves.
By Ben Montgomery*
Without going into too much detail (as my old journalism professor would say, “Consider the audience, kid!”), it takes a lot of work to become a physical therapist.
Making judgments about events before they are played out may be wasted energy.
By Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT
Have you heard the story about the poor Chinese farmer whose work horse ran away? Hearing that the farmer’s livelihood had just disappeared over the hills, the townspeople cried, “This is horrible. What misfortune.” To which the farmer replied, “Perhaps.”