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MLN Product (revised); Complying with Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Documentation Requirements

This revised product comprises Subregulatory Guidance for Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy services and its content is based on publically available content within:
CMS subject matter experts also reviewed/cleared this product.
This product informs Medicare physicians, providers, and suppliers on how to properly document and bill for Medicare Part B Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy.
Medicare covers Outpatient rehabilitation therapy when a Physician or Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) certifies the “treatment plan,” called the Plan of Care (POC), for patients that need therapy services. Outpatient rehabilitation therapy includes Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: June 06, 2022

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