CMS Transmittal 2457 Dated 4/27/12: Therapy Caps & Physician NPI Reporting

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CMS Transmittal 2457 Dated 4/27/12: Therapy Caps & Physician NPI Reporting

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April 27, 2012 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released transmittal 2457 dated April 27, 2012 with an effective and implementation date of October 1, 2012.This transmittal addresses the creation of the manual medical review process for therapy services reaching the $3,700 thresold effective October 1, 2012; however, it does not provide any details for how theprocess will be handled. This transmittal also addresses the temporarily application of the therapy caps(and related provisions) to the therapy services provided in an outpatient hospital settings on/after October 1, 2012 and on/before December 31, 2012. Also effective on October 1, 2012, suppliers and providers are required to report the NPI of the physician, or nonphysician practitioner responsible for reviewing the therapy plan of care on the beneficiary's claim. Click here for the full transmittal. NARA will continue to keep members updated on these situations. Be sure to check out and register for the NARA Conferences webpage for agenda updates for the Spring and Fall Conferences.