CMS has released the final rule governing services reimbursed under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on October 30, 2008.

The lengthy rule discusses several issues that pertain to occupational therapists, such as:

  • outpatient therapy cap
  • Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
  • comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities services
  • rehabilitation agency services
  • physician and non-physician practitioner enrollment issues

The final rule was published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2009. 

CMS Press Release: Physician Fee Schedule

[Source: American Occupational Therapy Association]