Middle-Aged Brains Are Already Past Their Prime [01-09-12]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 11:47 am

You may want to read this twice if you’re older than 45. In fact, you may have to.  That’s because your mental abilities are already in decline, according to a study of 7,390 British civil servants just published in BMJ, the British Medical Journal.  For men and women who were between 45 and 49 when first tested, the ability to reason declined 3.6 percent over the next decade, the study found. And the decline was even faster for people in their 50s and 60s, especially men. (more…)

Current Extension of Exceptions Process for Medicare Therapy Caps [01-09-12]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 11:32 am

Section 304 of the TPTCCA extends the exceptions process for outpatient therapy caps. Outpatient therapy service providers may continue to submit claims with HCPCS modifier KX, when an exception is appropriate, for services furnished on or after January 1, 2012, through February 29, 2012.

The therapy caps are determined on a calendar year basis, so all patients begin a new cap year on January 1, 2012.

For physical therapy and speech language pathology services combined, the limit on incurred expenses is $1,880.

For occupational therapy services, the limit is $1,880.

Deductible and coinsurance amounts applied to therapy services count toward the amount accrued before a cap is reached, and also apply for services above the cap where HCPCS modifier KX is used.

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