Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS “re-communicated” Transmittal 10919 … Change Request 12315 on November 8, 2021. It was issued initially back on August 6, 2021. This change request makes changes to Original Medicare systems to allow for LUPA add-on payments to apply if an occupational therapy visit is the first visit in a period of care.
A corresponding 3-page MLN Matters is also available for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) billing Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services they provide to Medicare patients.
In this Article, you’ll learn about:
- Changes to Original Medicare systems to allow LUPA add-on payments to apply if an occupational therapy visit is the first visit in a period of care
- Effects on Occupational Therapists (OTs)
- How we compute the OT LUPA add-on payment
Make sure your billing staff knows about these changes.