The rules on functional limitation reporting (FLR) make it clear that clinical judgment is essential to the reporting process, and that means therapist participation is essential, too. In other words, a physical therapist must perform any FLR steps involving clinical assessment. You might think that takes physical therapy assistants (PTAs)
Beginning July 1, 2013, CMS is requiring that you complete functional limitation reporting (FLR) on all Medicare part B patients in order to receive reimbursement for your services. Essentially, FLR is a type of reporting focused on the progress of the patient through measurable goals and supporting documentation is required for reimbursement.