Leading Age Annual Convention

Leading Age Annual Convention Denver, Colorado October 21st-24th, 2012 JOIN US October 22nd, 2012 at 3:30PM Ensuring Therapy Compliance Presented By: Sheila Capitosti Vice President of Clinical & Compliance Services Functional Pathways Candace McMullen Senior Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating

AHCA 63rd Annual Convention & Expo

AHCA 63rd Annual Convention & Expo Tampa, Florida October 7th-10th, 2012 JOIN US October 8th, 2012 at 7:30AM  Strategies for Documenting Medical Necessity Presented By: Sheila Capitosti Vice President of Clinical & Compliance Services Functional Pathways Candace McMullen Senior Vice

Regulations For Verbal Orders and Authentication of Orders

The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 16, Section 220 Refers to Coverage of Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology Services) Under Medical Insurance. In addition to the requirements described in this chapter, the services must

Medicare Updates

On Aug. 2, 2012 the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice in the Federal Register setting the Medicare SNF payment rates for Federal Fiscal Year for Skilled Nursing Facilities. CMS chose to publish a notice

The Time Is Now To Shore Up Readmission Rates

Hospital readmissions have been a hot topic in the healthcare industry for some time now.  Everyone agrees that hospitalizing nursing facility residents can disrupt continuity of care, diminish quality of life and consume a sizeable portion of Medicare spending. Readmission

CMS Issues 2013 Proposed Rules

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the FY 2013 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Notice on July 27, 2012 which updates the Part A payment rates used under the PPS for SNFs for FY