Rehabilitation providers and organizations should add their comments on the 2024 proposed physician fee schedule by the quickly approaching deadline of September 11, 2023.
MedBridge urges providers to comment on the proposed rule to share with CMS how a 3.3 percent cut to reimbursement will impact your ability to provide high quality care and services to patients. CMS has also proposed requiring 16 days of monitoring before billing remote therapeutic monitoring codes 98980 and 98981—coupling codes together in a way that will increase the complexity to bill and create additional administrative burden.
There is some positive news, however, as CMS has proposed changes to supervision for physical therapists in private practice—a general supervision carve-out for PTAs to provide monitoring services and a discussion of general supervision in private practice. These areas still need industry support to move forward, so make sure to make your voice heard.
You can place comments on the 2024 proposed rule by visiting the Federal Register and read MedBridge’s submitted comments on the rule in this downloadable pdf.