After the recent congressional recess patients and providers have found themselves in an awkward developmental situation. Congress didn’t address the Medicare therapy cap in a purposeful way, and this inaction has caused distress from the APTA community. The recent bipartisan decision to permanently end the therapy hard cap. On January 1st, the hard cap of $2,010 for physical therapy and speech-language pathology services was instituted, and the exceptions that permit services beyond that value (through use of the KX modifier) no longer apply.
Outpatient therapy providers are under tremendous pressure to improve patient outcomes, all while lowering the cost of care. While much of the focus in this area has been on clinician performance, it’s equally important to look at patient engagement. Studies show that engaged patients can lead to better overall outcomes. Learn four ways that you can motivate […]Get the eBook