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CHA to Hold Member Call on Therapy Caps

The CHA Center for Post-Acute Care will host a member web forum and conference call Aug. 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the upcoming expansion of therapy caps to hospital outpatient departments. The therapy caps are financial limitations on outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services, and will be in effect for hospital outpatient departments effective Oct. 1, 2012. The call will feature a presentation by Kristi Wulf of Palmetto GBA, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for California. Wulf will present an overview of the policy and its implications, and will answer questions from participants. The web forum is open to CHA member hospitals. For more information and to register for the call, contact Blanca Ochoa at bochoa@calhospital.org.

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