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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AG70 Publication ID: Fall 1997 
Title: Salary Equivalency Guidelines for Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Occupational Therapy (BPD-808-F) 
Abstract: This final rule will revise the salary equivalency guidelines for Medicare payment for the reasonable costs of physical and respiratory therapy services furnished by providers under arrangements with an outside contractor. It also sets forth initial salary equivalency guidelines for speech language pathology and occupational therapy services furnished by providers under arrangements with an outside contractor. The guidelines are to be used by Medicare fiscal intermediaries to determine the maximum allowable costs of those services. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 413.106   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1395x(v)(5)   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/28/1997  62 FR 14851   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/27/1997    
Final Action  To Be Determined    
Additional Information: BPD-808
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Jacqueline Gordon
Division of Cost Reporting
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
C4-07-14, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone:410 786-4517