"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Physical Therapists Can Get Involved With Medicare

First Coast Service Options (FCSO) requests provider participation in its quarterly virtual meeting, the Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group (POE-AG).

FCSO is the Florida Medicare intermediary. Membership is free and your participation is important.

You can sign up here.

Topics covered at the April 13th meeting included the following:
  • Electronic remittances
  • MediFest in August 16-18, 2011 (live meeting)
  • Duplicate claims
  • Effort to reduce paper remittances
  • HIPAA 5010
  • Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT)
  • Medicare Learning Network
Physical therapists can get involved and contribute to our mutual understanding of these complex issues by joining the POE-AG.

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