- Feb 24, 2001
To clarify, if you have an Medicare A number, the cap was $1500, which has been lifted for the next year or 2 until they can figure out what to do with it. If you have a Med B number, you do have a cap of $900, but have an easier time with reimbursement. They may have changed this recently, but I have not heard anything about it, and the therapists that I do know with a B numbers claim it still exists. I could be wrong, I have an A number, Ill do some more investigating...
Out of curiosity, did you need to get your building surveyed when appling 4 and individual number, and how long did it take for you to get it??? Thanks Kerry
Debbie Leiter <debtraveller@...> wrote:
I am located in Miami, Florida and set up a small clinic 5 months ago inside a
local gym. I essentially operate as a business within a business. The best
thing to do is to get an individual medicare number and keep it simple
especially since you are a small practice. (My clinic has only one treatment
table). The medicare packet is not complicated, but you do need to have a few
things in place. One of the most important things you need is an occupational
license. In order to get one, you must have a certificate of occupancy. In
addition, it is important to know that medicare will not allow your business to
be located out of your home. I have been exploring possibilites and following
all of this stuff for about 6 months now. It is one of the reasons I started
my clinic. Next, there is no cap at the moment, at least in Florida. Medicare
does have a different fee schedule for differnet states. I have recently
compared Florida's fees with a friend of mine who is starting a business in
North Carolina. I will receive more for the same services than he will, but
the differences are not severe. It is also my understanding that the cap was
repealed last year. I believe it will be up for discussion and a vote sometime
next year. I am not certain, but I would contact the APTA for an amswer. The
had a lot to do with the lobby to get the cap repealed. In Florida, it was
$1500, not $900, as others have written. I hope you find this information
helpful. Good luck. Debbie Leiter, PT
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