Medicare Update

July 2009
PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Jul2009, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p8
The article presents issues related to Medicare in the U.S. Bulletins that notify providers on therapy caps were issued by Medicare contractors. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidance on health information technology has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Elimination of unnecessary hospital readmissions is aimed by a new pilot project of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).


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