Corporate Compliance

Note: OPPS final rule and physician supervision

Medicare Insider, November 9, 2010

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Editor’s note: Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, regulatory specialist for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s note from the instructor.

It’s here!  The OPPS final rule has been published in a display copy for your review as well as a CMS fact sheet summarizing the changes that will go into effect on January 1, 2011.  There are several important changes in the final rule but probably none more hotly debated than the supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services. There were a myriad of comments and CMS responses in the final rule so I will provide you with a summary of the key points of physician supervision.

Continue reading Debbie's note on the MedicareMentor Blog.



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