Now available to APTA members: context and details to help you understand the final 2017 physician fee schedule rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The rule covers Medicare Part B services that apply to physical therapists (PTs) and other providers. This year, in addition to the more typical changes, such as adjustments in the conversion factor and updates to the therapy cap amount, the final rule includes a big shift: the new 3-tiered current procedural terminology (CPT) code system for physical therapy evaluations.
The APTA Fact Sheet now available covers those provisions, as well as the latest on potentially misvalued codes, telehealth services, revisions to self-referral laws, and more. Visit the APTA Medicare Physician Fee Schedule webpage to access the fact sheet (look under the “APTA Summaries and Fact Sheets” header).
Want more information on the fee schedule and other CMS-related changes in store for 2017? Don’t miss the December 8 webinar, “Medicare Payment and Compliance: What You Need to Know for the Year Ahead.” The program is available at no cost to APTA members.