CMS Relaxed Regulatory Requirements for Physicians

On March 30, 2020, CMS published an interim final rule (Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency) to provide additional flexibility to physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following changes are effective as of March 1, 2020, and for the duration of this current public health emergency. Added Medicare coverage of, and payment for, telephone evaluation and management (E/M) services (CPT 99441-99443). These services may be provided to new or established patients. Allows physicians to select the level of office/outpatient E/M furnished via Medicare telehealth based on medical decision making (MDM) or time. Time is

It's April...Celebrate OT Month!!

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

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