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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

9th Sep

Deaf Awareness Week and Hearing Loss Prevention

September 19th – 25th is Deaf Awareness Week. Some of you reading this can relate to hearing loss, however, for those of you who cannot, try the following to get a picture of what it is like to struggle with

COPD
9th Sep

Top 10 Therapy Interventions for COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. COPD affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the

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9th Sep

Saying Farewell to Select CPT Codes

CPT Codes Heaven-Bound? So long and farewell to PT and OT CPT codes 97001, 97002, 97003, and 97004! According to The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule, Physical and Occupational Therapy Evaluation codes will be changing effective on

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7th Sep

How Handoff Communication Impacts Patient Care

At every level of treatment, the resident’s length of stay is getting shorter and shorter. Post Acute Care facilities are starting to see sicker patients for shorter stays, and we are discharging sicker patients back home with home care to

Red Grapes And Green Grapes
5th Aug

Tips for Eating Well

Growing up on a farm, I was blessed to have access to a variety of food sources that were naturally grown. Such options included fresh vegetables from the garden along with hand-picked apples, pears, grapes, strawberries and corn. Also, my