CHA News Article

CMS to Host Call on New Part B Functional Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a conference call Dec. 12 on the new functional reporting requirements for outpatient therapy services that go into effect Jan. 1, 2013. The call will explain how to use the 42 new nonpayable functional G-codes and seven new severity/complexity modifiers on claims for Medicare Part B physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services. CMS will also cover associated requirements for documenting medical records. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. For more information and to register, go to