CMS Announces Educational Call for Providers on Functional Testing Requirement ~ 12/12/2012

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CMS Announces Educational Call for Providers on Functional Testing Requirement ~ 12/12/2012

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CMS Announces Educational Call for Providers on Functional Testing Requirement

December 12, 2012 1:30 - 3:00pm EST

This presentation will cover the new functional reporting requirements for outpatient therapy services, including physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech language pathology (SLP) services, effective January 1, 2013.Participants will learn how to report patient functional limitation information on claims using the 42 new nonpayable functional G-codes and seven new severity/complexity modifiers on claims for PT, OT, and SLP services. These G-codes and modifiers will be required on selected claims for all outpatient therapy services. In addition, the G-codes and severity modifiers used in the functional reporting are required to be documented in the patient's medical record of therapy services. Target Audience: Those who furnish or bill for outpatient therapy services including PT, OT, and SLP services Agenda:
  • Overview of the new functional reporting requirement, including effective dates
  • Professionals and providers affected
  • Nonpayable G-codes used to report functional limitations
  • Modifiers used to report the severity of functional limitations
  • When reporting is required
  • Documentation requirements
  • Question and answer session
Registration Information: In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website (click here). Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early. Presentation: The presentation for this call will be posted prior to the call on the FFS National Provider Calls web page. In addition, a link to the slide presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.