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10th Jan

Resolutions and Reflection

Happy New Year! In 2017 there is much to come, such as the presidential inauguration, a historical solar eclipse, and the usual trendy fitness goals that strike each year around this time. At the beginning of every January, everyone is

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6th Jan

Changes to PT and OT Evaluation Codes

Effective January 1, 2017 Physical and Occupational Therapists will be using new complexity-based evaluation codes and a new re-evaluation code for each discipline. This policy change was discussed in the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rulemaking. The goal is

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8th Dec

Tips for Winter Wellness

With December here, cold weather and shorter daylight hours can have negative effects on our bodies and make wellness difficult. In many parts of the country, the air becomes dry, making it hard to keep skin from cracking; our sinuses can

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5th Dec

Strength Training in the Older Adult

Change is coming and at a fast pace. The demand for better quality care at lower cost requires new thinking. Improved practices in person-centered care is a necessity as we continue to provide the highest quality of care and services

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11th Nov

Emerging New Specialists

I’ve always heard that the one thing you can count on in healthcare is Change. I’ve come to believe that there couldn’t be a truer statement made. I am just getting back from the annual NASL meeting and I learned

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2nd Nov

CMS Awards Recovery Audit Contractors

On October 31, 2016, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported on their RAC Website that they have awarded new round of contracts for the Medicare Fee-for-Service Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). The mission of the RAC program is

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2nd Nov

The Best Outcome Tracking Software. The Best Outcomes.

RightTrack™ is Functional Pathways’ innovative software developed to provide timely updates on clinical measures for our short-term therapy patients. Online access to RightTrack™ can be provided to the patient, family members at the time of admission.  Registered users receive real-time clinical

12th Oct

Long Term Care Associations Work to Strengthen Compliance

Leaders and staff from the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) have been working with APTA, AOTA, and ASHA to develop resource materials for therapists regarding accurate information about Medicare billing and best practices in the long

3rd Oct

Are you over the $3,700 Thresholds?

In February of 2016, CMS reported that Strategic Health Solutions will be the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (or “SMRC”) performing post-payment Manual Medical review of all Medicare Part B claims that exceed the $3,700 threshold. This manual review is required as