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MedPAC Recommends More Cuts!

MedPAC Recommends More Cuts!

Each year The MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission) assesses the adequacy of fee for service Medicare payments by reviewing indicators in four categories of payment adequacy: patient’s access to care, the quality of that care, providers’ access to capital, and...
Telehealth Documentation…It’s Not Important?

Telehealth Documentation…It’s Not Important?

We are grateful that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted several waivers and flexibilities for telehealth during the pandemic. Even though it was a struggle for therapy providers and advocacy groups to obtain approval for Physical Therapists,...
……..They’re BA-ACK!

……..They’re BA-ACK!

They’re ba-ack! Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) resumed the TPE audits in August, just a short time ago. Why? Because they have a goal to help us quickly improve the accuracy of our claims. The Medicare...
Poking at Our Wounds

Poking at Our Wounds

Parity means the state of being equal. We all want to be in a state of equality, right? Supporting parity is important in many aspects of our lives and recently in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Fiscal Year (FY) Proposed Rule for 2022, The Centers for Medicare and...
FISCAL YEAR 2022 PROPOSED RULE

FISCAL YEAR 2022 PROPOSED RULE

It is that time of year again when The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes their Proposed Rule for the upcoming year. Comments this year are due no later than June 7th. The Proposed Rule will become final later this year with an effective date...