As of January 1st, CMS will no longer be awarding points for M1810, M1820, and M1860 (when lower than 4) for any early episode of care with therapy utilization of 14 or more. This will result in a higher number of F1s after completed audits. Please be advised that this could greatly impact payment in high therapy cases. The QIRT Quality Team will continue to answer the M1800 questions based on safe ability and documentation. QIRT auditors will also continue to answer M2200 based on documentation and agency specific requests. Be sure to include thorough documentation of each patient’s functional status.
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