apta2The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that CMS has changed its functional limitation reporting instructions for claims submitted for each patient’s first visit on or after July 1.

In a news release from the organization, the APTA notes that as a result of the change, therapy providers who have submitted functional limitation data (G-codes) on Medicare Part B patients prior to July 1 will not need to start functional limitation reporting on the first date of service on or after July 1. For these patients only, therapists can wait to submit functional limitation data until the next required reporting interval.

APTA cautions, however, that for beneficiaries whose treatment began prior to June 1, but for whom functional limitation reporting information has not been submitted prior to July 1, therapists must submit data on the first claim with a date of service on or after July 1. Functional limitation data will be required for all new patients as of July 1, the release states.

[Source: APTA]