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 99441-994
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