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  1. WELCOME!2012KPTA Town Meeting

    Kansas Physical Therapy Association Topeka, Kansas 66603 785-233-5400 Fax: 785-290-0476 Email:
  2. KPTA MISSION The Kansas Physical Therapy Association is the member organization of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants that represents, promotes, and advocates for the profession of physical therapy, promotes evidence-based practice, and assists members in addressing the health and wellness needs of individuals in Kansas.
  3. KPTA VISION Consumers have unrestricted access to physical therapists as the practitioner of choice for diagnosis, evidence-based interventions, prevention of functional limitations and disabilities related to body function and structure, and promotion of physical activity and life participation. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, under the direction of physical therapists, are recognized and valued as the only providers of physical therapy.
  4. 2012 TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE K.C. at Shawnee Mission Medical Center – 11/19 6:30-8:30 Topeka at Rebound Physical Therapy – 11/6 K.C. at Olathe Medical Center – 11/8 Colby at Colby Community College – 11/15 (7-9pm) Great Bend at Advance Therapy & Sports Med. – 11/8 (6:15-8:15 pm) Manhattan at Mercy Regional Health Center – 11/13 (6:30-8:30 pm) Salina at Southwind PT – 11/14 (6:30-8:30 pm) Wichita at Via Christi - St. Francis Campus – 11/8 Pittsburg at Via Christi Hospital – 11/5 4
  5. SAVE THE DATE! KPTA Spring Conference in Wichita April 5-7th, 2013
  6. AGENDA Welcome/Introduction Professional Competency Update Payment/Reimbursement Issues Update 2013 KPTA Legislative Plan Update House of Delegates Update 6
  8. KPTA Membership Numbers PTs - 613 PTAs - 119 Students - 353 Overall - 1085 Never cracked 1000 until this year!
  9. Professional Competency Updates NOW IS THE TIME to subscribe to the 2013-2014 CE Tracking Service Are you wishing it was easier to keep track of all your continuing education hours?  Let the Kansas Physical Therapy Association help you! Subscribe to the KPTA Tracking Service by February 28, 2013 at the early bird rate of only $50 for PTs and $40 for PTAs for the entire two-year 2013-2014 CE cycle – That breaks down to be less than $0.10 per day!
  10. Professional Competency By subscribing to the KPTA Tracking service, you will receive and benefit from: An electronic record of all your CEs, and online access to your credit report at any time, via the KPTA website: Elimination of the likelihood of being audited by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, upon successful completion of your CE hours. A committee of peer professionals reviewing the quality of your CEs to protect your profession.
  11. Tracking Service continued… Peace of mind knowing that completed CE courses will be reviewed to ensure they meet current CE criteria and will be accepted as CE by the State Board prior to licensure renewal. Ability to check on pre-approved courses via topic or location. Peace of mind knowing that all records are kept safely, securely and indefinitely, and may be accessed at a future date if you need for advanced certification, future employers, or if you’re simply continuing with your education.
  12. Update on the revision of the Rules and Regs regarding Continuing Education Requirements What takes almost as long as to change as our Practice Act to include Patient Self Referral?
  13. ANSWER Changing any of the Rules & Regulations of the Practice Act Revision is in the process. It has been approved by the Attorney General’s Office and waiting to be given a public hearing.
  14. REVISION OBJECTIVES Revision to include: Credit for being a CI to PT/PTA students Credit for Successful completion of FSBPT Practice Review Tools Credit for Successful completion of the KS jurisprudence exam Adding Professional Leadership Activities
  15. Professional Competency Don’t delay, sign up today! Fees increase to $60 for PTs and $50 for PTAs on March 1 Register today to take advantage of both the savings and the benefits of Tracking with the Kansas Physical Therapy Association. An application is available tonight or download the KPTA 2013-2014 Tracking Subscription form:
  17. Therapy Cap: Exceptions January 1 - October 1, 2012: an automatic exception to the therapy cap may be made when documentation supports the medical necessity of the services beyond the cap. Providers should use the KX modifier. October 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012: an automatic exception may be made for claims between $1880-$3700 (use KX modifier). October 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012: Claims exceeding $3700 in expenditure will be subject to manual medical review to be paid.
  18. 2012 Therapy Cap: Hospitals Starting October 1, 2012 the therapy cap with an exceptions process will apply to Part B SNF, CORF, ORF, private practices, Rehabilitation agencies, and Hospital Outpatient Departments (critical access hospitals are exempt). Hospitals would no longer be subject to the therapy cap after December 31, 2012 unless Congress extends the provision in future legislation.
  19. 2012 Therapy Cap:Dollars Accrued Therapy cap is based on the allowed charges. Medicare Part B will pay 80% of the allowed charges ($1504.00) and the beneficiary will be responsible for the remaining 20% ($376.00). MPPR reduction is included in the amount of the allowed charges.
  20. 2012 Therapy Cap: Dollars Accrued C-SNAP uses the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiary eligibility system to provide our Real-time Eligibility data.
  21. Therapy Evaluations Therapy evaluations after the therapy caps are reached to determine if the patient needs therapy services would be exempt from the cap.  (97001 (PT evaluation) & 97002 (PT re-evaluation). 
  22. Therapy Cap: Manual Medical Review Phase I providers: Subject to manual medical review from October 1‐December 31, 2012. Phase II providers: Subject to manual medical review from November 1‐December 31, 2012. Phase III providers: Subject to manual medical review from December 1‐December 31, 2012. List of NPIs and phases to which they are assigned is available at:
  26. Therapy Cap: Manual Medical Review Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) will have 10 business days to make decisions regarding whether services will be approved over the $3700 amount. If a provider request is not reviewed by MAC within 10 business days, claims beyond the $3700 threshold will be approved. Advanced approval will allow an additional 20 treatment days beyond the $3700 amount. Provider will use modifier on claim form to indicate advance approval given. Advanced approval does not guarantee payment. Retrospective review may still be performed. There is an APPEAL PROCESS for “Retrospective Review” NO APPEAL PROCESS for Manual Review
  27. Therapy Cap: Manual Medical Review If a provider does not request advanced approval prior to providing services over $3700, payment for the claims will stop and a request for medical records will be sent to the provider. The provider will be subject to prepayment review for those claims and the time frame for review will be approximately 60 days
  28. Part A (facilities) Mail To: WPS Medicare Attention: MR Department 3333 Farnam St., Suite 600 Omaha, NE 68131 J5 / J8 Part B (practitioners) Mail To: WPS Medicare Attention: MR Department 1717 West Broadway Madison, WI 53713 Legacy Part B (practitioners) Mail To: WPS Medicare Attention: MR Department 8120 Penn Ave S, Suite 200 Bloomington, MN 55431
  29. Therapy Cap: Manual Medical Review There is NO APPEAL PROCESS with the Manual Review (must submit another review)
  30. Therapy Cap: Example Patient A receives therapy services at a SNF (Part B) from January 15, 2012-April 20, 2012 and accrues $3800.00 toward the therapy cap. Patient A is discharged from the SNF and later goes to an outpatient hospital department for therapy on October 15, 2012. The hospital would need to request manual medical review to get coverage for these services because the patient has already exceeded the $3700 threshold.
  31. Therapy Cap: Example Patient A receives therapy services from an outpatient hospital from February 15-May 15, 2012 and accrues $3800 in therapy services. Patient A goes to a private practice for services on September 20 until November 15. Private practice submits the claim on September 20 for payment and the common working file reflects $0 toward the cap. On October 1, the $3800 from the hospital therapy would be added to the common working file; for dates of service provided to patient A after October 1 the provider would need to seek advanced approval (if a phase I provider).
  32. Therapy Cap Example Patient A received $4000 of services from a hospital stay from January 15—May 15, 2012. From July 22, 2012 –August 25, 2012 patient A received services from a private practice. The private practice would not need to submit the KX modifier or submit a request for advanced approval as Patient A was discharged prior to October 1, 2012.
  33. Therapy Cap Example “A beneficiary was in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and exhausted their SNF benefit days under Part A. The beneficiary continued to receive therapy services under Part B totaling $3,600 (all dates of service before 10/1/2012). The beneficiary was then discharged from the SNF and received therapy services from an independently practicing PT totaling $1,800. The independent PT billed in November 2012 for services provided after 10/1/2012.
  34. Therapy Cap Example The MAC received the claims and processed them. After these claims were processed the MAC received the SNF Part B claims totaling $3,600 and processed them. Had these claims been received in advance of the independent PT services the independent PT would have been required to have the services approved in advance. In circumstances such as the example above the contractor is not required to perform post payment review on the $1,800 provided by the independent therapist. “
  35. Notification to Beneficiaries Beneficiaries who have received $1700 or more of therapy services in 2012 received letters in September 2012 providing them information about their potential financial liability for services over the therapy cap amount. APTA provided a document for beneficiaries to provide info on cap.
  36. Therapy Cap: Collecting Out of Pocket If a patient does not qualify for an exception, the provider can collect out of pocket payment from the beneficiary. It is advisable to give the beneficiary an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) if Collecting Out of Pocket. Revised ABN form (Form-R-131) available on the CMS website at:
  37. Therapy Cap: Collecting Out of Pocket Provider can determine the amount of payment to collect from the patient; it does not have to be the fee schedule amount. Providers should avoid deep discounts or providing services for free as that could violate anti-kickback statutes.
  38. Therapy Cap: Collecting Out of Pocket If provider would like a denial from Medicare in order to bill a secondary insurer after the therapy cap amount is exceeded, the provider could submit claim with a modifier: GX Modifier: Notice of Liability Issued, Voluntary Under Payer Policy. Report this modifier only to indicate that a voluntary ABN was issued for services that are not covered. Medicare will automatically reject claims that have the –GX modifier applied to any covered charges. GY modifier: Notice of Liability Not Issued, Not Required Under Payer Policy.  This modifier is used to obtain a denial on a non covered service.  Use this modifier to notify Medicare that you know this service is excluded.
  39. APTA RESOURCES APTA has developed a Medicare Therapy Cap Resources website.  This website compiles relevant information available from APTA and CMS in one place.  You can view the website by clicking here or by going to APTA’s homepage and clicking Learn More on the Medicare marquee.  Please share this information with your colleagues and staff Questions regarding the therapy cap may also be emailed directly to CMS at
  40. 2013 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule On July 6, 2012 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule rule that updates 2013 payment amounts and revises other payment policies. CMS will publish a final rule by November 1, 2012 which will become effective for services furnished during calendar year 2013.
  41. MEDICAID KanCare benefit packages outlined (By Dave Ranney; Wednesday, September 26, 2012) Comparison of benefit packages offered by KanCare MCOs
  42. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT A brief outline of the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ObamaCare) can be accessed at:
  43. TRICARE TRICARE WILL NOT reimburse for services furnished by physical therapist assistants that are provided in a: Physical therapy private practice Freestanding clinic Home care agency Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility (CORF)
  44. TRICARE TRICARE WILL reimburse for services furnished by a physical therapist assistant in a: Hospital Skilled nursing facility
  45. KANSAS WORKER’S COMPENSATION Kansas Department of Labor: Division of Workers' Compensation Kansas WC contacts:

  47. KPTA LEGISLATIVE DAY In Topeka on JANUARY 30, 2013
  48. “Squeaky wheel gets the grease…” We will continue to push Patient Self Referral (the Artist Formerly Known as Direct Access)
  49. KPTA House of Delegates Report APTA House of Delegates June 2012
  50. RC 2-12 PHYSICAL THERAPIST RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE DELIVERY OF CARE Position statement that physical therapy is provided by or under the direction of the physical therapist. Evaluation remains the complete responsibility of the physical therapist. Proviso that the position becomes effective when all necessary changes are in place, including approval of new policies by the House. Annual reports beginning in 2013 PASSED as Amended
  51. RC 2-12 PHYSICAL THERAPIST RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE DELIVERY OF CARE (Continued) Charge to explore practice models responsive to society’s needs by Identifying changes needed Amending any APTA documents as necessary Approval of the model by the House Interim report in 2013, final report in 2014 PASSED as Amended
  52. RC 13-12 AMEND DIAGNOSIS BY PHYSICAL THERAPISTS Physical therapists may order imaging and other studies Physical therapists may perform or interpret selected imaging and other studies PASSED as Amended
  53. RC 14-12 PHYSICAL THERAPIST’S ROLE IN MANAGEMENT OF THE PERSON WITH CONCUSSION Physical therapists participate with a multidisciplinary team in education, prevention and management of concussion Individuals with concussion should not return to organized activity without written clearance of a health care professional trained in concussion management should not return to selected activities until a health care professional trained in concussion management has determined they should return to the activity PASSED as Amended
  54. RC 18-12 AMEND: EDUCATIONAL DEGREE QUALIFICATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS Amend policy to show that, effective 2018, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree is the minimal educational qualification for graduation PASSED (Consent)
  55. RC 20-12 EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSITIONING TO AN ENTRY-LEVEL BACCALAUREATE PTA DEGREE Conduct a feasibility study including Content of a potential 4 yr. curriculum Models for baccalaureate education Mechanisms for 2 yr institutions to grant baccalaureate degree Models for PTAs with AA degrees to earn the baccalaureate degree Any necessary practice act changes Interim report in 2013, final report in 2014 PASSED as Amended
  56. RC 22-12 RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AS EXPERT OR FACTUAL WITNESSES Make available resources for use by physical therapists (PT), physical therapist assistants (PTA), and PT and PTA students to serve as expert or factual witnesses. PASSED as Amended
  57. RC 23-12 STANDARDS OF CONDUCT IN THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Adoption of a position that, in using social media, PTs and PTAs should Consider whether and how to interact with patients through social media Be clear when speaking as an individual as opposed to a representative of an organization Identify and correct mistakes Apply the Code of Ethics for PTs and Standards of Ethical Conduct for PTAs to their engagement in social media PASSED as Amended
  58. RC 26-12 RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS PRACTICING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT That APTA develop additional resources supporting the role of the physical therapist in the Emergency Department PASSED
  59. RC 27-12 PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AS EXPERT PROVIDERS OF EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PRESCRIPTION Position that APTA promotes as providers of choice for exercise and physical activity prescription for persons with noncommunicable diseases (NCD) (eg, heart disease, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, certain cancers) APTA seeks participation in development of exercise and activity guidelines for these NCDs PASSED (Content)
  60. Thank you for attending the KPTA Town Meeting. If you have any questions regarding membership or any of the issues discussed tonight please contact the KPTA office at 785.233.5400 or