One of our members is on the HSCRC workgroup, Marlene Riley, relentlessly investigated the therapy cap and how it applies to Maryland hospitals. Here is what she found out. Thank you so much to Marlene for her perseverance.
"It has been determined by Novitas, CMS and communicated to the Maryland HSCRC that the therapy cap does not apply in Maryland hospitals. Due to the All Payer System, and current modernization of the All Payer System, the hospitals are exempt from the cap. If you have any questions, they should be directed to your HSCRC rep."
Please pass this along to any non-MOTA members. To clarify, the Medicare therapy cap does not apply to hospital regulated space, such as inpatient and outpatient therapy services within a hospital in Maryland.
The Maryland OT Association is proud to present Team MOTA. We will be participating in several events over the next year with a focus on getting the OT community members together to enjoy some exercise and good company. MOTA will not receive financial benefit from these events so all proceeds will go to the chosen cause.
The first Team MOTA event will be the Roar for Autism 5k held on April 26th.
The race is $35 before April 22nd in Cockeysville, MD.
Here is the link:
Steps to follow for registering:
1. Simply click on: Join an Existing Team
2. Type in: MOTA
3. Select: JOIN
4. You will likely want to choose option #2- Adult Attendee (Race, Walk Participant, $35)
5. Scroll down and select: Next Step
6. Select: New User- Join as New Participant
7. Fill out the Personal Information
We will meet behind packet pick-up 30 mins before the start of the race! See you then!