I'm listening to the National Provider Call that covers the new functional reporting requirements for outpatient therapy services, including physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech language pathology (SLP) services, effective January 1, 2013.
Here is the presentation.
I notice that many of the participants questions that follwoed the presentation are answered in the links provided at the bottom of the National Provider Call-in page. You can go there now and download the material if you haven't already done so.
The new, non-payable G-codes will be a big hurdle for physical therapists, especially the small, outpatient physical therapist who spends his or her whole day treating patients.
Also, an e-mail mailbox has been created to answer questions related to Functional Status Reporting for Therapy Services at TherapyServicesNPC@cms.hhs.gov.