Accountability is not only holding staff responsible for following the established policies and protocols in your organization, it can also stretch into responsibility to speak out when processes are no longer efficient. Successful organizations hold their employees accountable for established
MUE What Does That Stand For? We live in a world full of acronyms. LOL, BRB, COT, MDS, ADL, PUF, PEPPER, and the list goes on! So, what does MUE stand for? Medically Unlikely Edits What does this mean?
By partnering with both upstream and downstream providers, Skilled Nursing Facilities are uniquely positioned to take the lead across the continuum of healthcare to ensure a seamless transition from one level of care to the next. As we see expectations
Medicare Part B Therapy Caps I remember about ten years ago when my dad had his first hip replacement and was excited when he finally “graduated” from home health Physical Therapy (PT), which allowed him to go to Outpatient Physical
How many times have you heard someone say, “That’s Not My Job!”? Most likely you’ve heard this before — you may have even said it yourself! The thing is, though, when we think about compliance, it is everyone’s job to
Ransomware, Viruses, and Computer Crashes…Oh my! Joei Morton, Functional Pathways Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer reports there are 3 steps we can take to protect our computers from ransomware, viruses, computer crashes etc. Check them out!
There isn’t a more dangerous phrase in healthcare than “but that’s the way I’ve always done it!” There is nothing that hurts my ears more than hearing this phrase. As I’ve said before, in healthcare, the one thing you can
Patient Safety is the foundation upon which Quality Healthcare is built. Virtually every healthcare setting is working toward the shared goal of providing safer care for patients. This includes not only within the walls of each institution but across the
Last month I blogged about therapy coding. This month, I want to talk how to ensure therapy medical and treatment diagnoses are accurate and applicable prior to submitting the claim to Medicare. This is accomplished through an effective and thorough
What is the difference between a medical diagnosis and a treatment diagnosis? How do we select the correct medical diagnosis on therapy evaluations? These are questions that therapists ask all the time. Why do therapists struggle in this area? Because