Getting outpatient therapy? Be sure you know Medicare’s limits
Blog.medicare.gov: OCTOBER 1, 2012
Are you getting physical therapy after a hip replacement? Speech-language pathology services after a stroke? Anytime you get outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology services, be sure you know the limits for how much Medicare will pay.
Medicare helps pay for medically-necessary outpatient physical and occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services. There are limits, called “therapy caps,” on these services when you get them from most outpatient providers.
The therapy cap amounts for 2012 are:
- $1,880 for physical therapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) services combined
- $1,880 for occupational therapy (OT) services Read more