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Q: We are struggling with how to report the functional status codes that are required when a physical therapist provides therapy services post-operatively. We have a process for doing that for our “regular” therapy patients, but are struggling with how to implement this for the outpatient surgeries.
More than half of the members of Congress have written to CMS to consider changes to its proposals for implementation of Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 regarding off-campus, provider-based departments.
Wound care procedures can be uniquely complicated due to the range of severity in injuries and potential need to incorporate measurements for multiple wounds. Review these coding tips and anatomical details for reporting wound care procedures.
The 2017 OPPS final rule is scheduled to be released in just a few weeks. Jugna Shah, MPH, writes about what facilities should be preparing for in case some of CMS’ proposals related to off-campus, provider-based departments, packaging, and device-intensive procedures are finalized.