CMS Hosts Conference Call on Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims, Oct. 22, 2012

October 17, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a conference call for providers to call in and ask questions regarding the manual medical review of therapy claims. Additional information is provided below.

Topic: Special Open Door Forum (Conference Call): Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims

Date: Monday, October 22, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT.

Summary: During this Special Open Door Forum, CMS will discuss therapy documentation requirements and answer any questions providers may have.

Participation Instructions: See the CMS announcement [PDF].

ASHA Resources: Additional information on the manual medical review process is posted on ASHA's website, including a chart with direct links to the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) instructions regarding therapy services and access to the beneficiary therapy dollars accumulated.

For more information, or to report denials or issues with your MAC and the pre-approval requests for services above the $3,700 threshold, please e-mail

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