In 2013 there will be various changes in health care. The most notable changes for most treating patients in outpatient therapy will have to do with the new Medicare Functional Limitation Reporting and PQRS. We have been tracking these changes for a while and will be fully prepared for them as they become mandatory.
For PQRS, we will have an update available on January 1st, 2013 that will update all of the PQRS CPT codes and questions to the new set. This will be available for download through our Add In Manager in TheraOffice Administrator for TheraOffice On-Site customers and will be automatically updated for TheraOffice Web customers.
For Functional Limitation Reporting, we are still in the process of developing a comprehensive solution that meets all of Medicare’s requirements. This solution will be available to you with plenty of time to test before the July 1st, 2013 deadline, though immediate testing on January 1st is possible through manually adding the codes to the billing section in Documentation or in the visit in Accounting. We will release more details as they become available. If you have any further questions, please let us know, and we’ll be more than happy to answer them.