CMS Lowers Physician Supervision Requirement for Outpatient Therapeutic Services in 2020 OPPS Final Rule
AHLA Practice Group Briefing
Beginning calendar year 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will change the minimum required level of supervision from direct supervision to general supervision for all outpatient therapeutic services in all hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). This change ensures a standard minimum level of supervision for each outpatient therapeutic service furnished incident to a physician’s service.
The original article, "CMS Lowers Physician Supervision Requirement for Outpatient Therapeutic Services in 2020 OPPS Final Rule," first appeared as an AHLA Practice Group Briefing on November 19, 2019.