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  • Blog Post: Every Intervention, Every Day

    This week AOTA is writing comments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on their report on March 8 about outpatient therapy services in Medicare. MedPAC is an advisory body to the US Congress. The Commission is composed of appointees but the work is generally done by staff. MedPAC is...
  • Blog Post: Update - CMS Manual Medical Review for Outpatient Therapy

    On August 2, 2012 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the details of its plan to conduct manual medical reviews for outpatient therapy claims over $3,700. The reviews will occur in phases, with the first phase beginning October 1, 2012. For preliminary implementation information...
  • Blog Post: INTRODUCING: OT in DC--A Politics and Policy Blog

    Hello and greetings from the AOTA Division of Public Affairs. Within Public Affairs we have divisions and sections that address and support federal legislation, federal regulatory policy, private insurance policy, state licensure laws and regulations, other state issues, and AOTPAC, the political arm...
  • Blog Post: HHS Announces New ICD-10 Deadline– October 1, 2014

    On August 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the final rule that delays the ICD-10 compliance date from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014. The summary in the final rule states: “this final rule changes the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases...