Episode 13

Published on:

12th Oct 2022

Ep 13: Medicare's 8-Minute Rule: OT Billing Q&A

Medicare's 8-Minute Rule

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

The 8-minute rule in billing is used in regard to time codes by Medicare to determine how many units of therapy you can bill underneath a timed code based on the amount of treatment time provided. If how to use the 8-minute rule is confusing to you, you’re not alone. That’s why this week on The Amplify OT Podcast, I am answering a listener question on the 8-minute rule of billing!

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In this episode, I cover:

  • When you will use the 8-minute rule
  • What the 8-minute rule means and how you can apply it in billing.
  • Timed codes vs. untimed codes.
  • Where you might get tripped up in billing and why it can sometimes be referred to as the 15-minute rule.
  • How you can use your time wisely and ensure you are getting paid for the care, you are providing.

Billing is such a complex situation, so it is important for you to always go to the source and seek out accurate information.

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The Amplify OT Podcast
Master Medicare and be the change you want to see in our healthcare system!
Welcome to the Amplify OT Podcast. I’m Clarice Grote and I’m the host of the Amplify OT Podcast. I’m an occupational therapist by trade and a policy wonk by choice. The Amplify OT Podcast is where we break down healthcare policy and legislation to help you not only survive but thrive in this crazy US healthcare system. So, let's dive in!

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Clarice Grote

Clarice Grorte is an occupational therapist and lived the transformation from guessing to confident by learning to understand policy.

She's the creator of The Amplify OT Podcast, Mastering OT Policy & Medicare™, and the Amplify OT Membership™.

She is passionate about spreading the word on the value of occupational therapy and proving to OTs and OTAs that they already have the skills the need to be amazing OT advocates