CHA News Article

CMS Issues Guidance on Therapy MPPR

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance regarding the multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) for Medicare Part B physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology services. Beginning January 1, 2011, Part B therapy services provided in institutional settings were subject to a 25 percent MPPR, applied to the practice expense portion of the associated payment. The American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012 increased the MPPR to 50 percent effective April 1, 2013. A copy of the CMS transmittal is attached.