tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 3

Rehab Services: Look Ahead to Using New Functional Status Codes in 2013

Tip: Start educating providers now on the codes and modifiers required by July. If your facility provides outpatient rehabilitation services, get ready for some hefty documentation changes in January -- including new requirements to include certain G codes to report patients’ functional status and projected goals. Reasoning: This data (which you’ll include on the claim forms) will help CMS develop a new payment methodology for outpatient rehab. Learn the New G Codes for Functional Limitations More than 20 new G codes describing patient function and mobility will be added to your options in 2013. The codes are grouped...

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