Month: April 2014

How do Occupational Therapy Practitioners Promote Health and Well-Being?

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, our blog with publish facts and information on the benefits of OT during the Month of April. Please enjoy! What Is Occupational Therapy? In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through …

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Update in Medicare’s Policy Pays for Chronic Disease Therapy

The article, A Quiet ‘Sea Change’ in Medicare, made an exciting announcement that Medicare will now pay for therapy services for those patients who are diagnosed with chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease in order to “maintain their condition and prevent deterioration”. Previous to this modification, patients had to show improvement …

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Congress Passes 1 Year Fix for SGR and the Medicare Therapy Cap

The following was posted by the APTA. Congress passed a 12-month patch for the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula today, which avoids a scheduled 24.1% payment cut to Medicare providers, and provides for a 0.5% payment update through December 31, 2014.  January through March 31, 2015, providers will receive a 0% payment update.  This patch …

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Senate Passes SGR Patch

The following was posted by NASL. Please visit their site for more information. This evening the Senate approved the House-passed 12-month Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Patch bill by a 64-35 vote.  The proposal, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, prevents a 24% cut in reimbursements for physicians and Part B providers who …

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