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Rehabilitation professionals receive practical guidance to handle daily challenges such as managing risk and optimizing reimbursement. A leading source of expert information for physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists to help stay on top of changing reimbursement policies and government regulations.

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  • North Carolina hospital uses Lean methodology to reduce patient falls

    With a few simple interventions, New Hanover Regional Medical Center saw a 22% decline in patient falls and $500,000 in savings.

  • News: Report advises HHS to improve VBP measurements

    After a decade of performance-based healthcare payment initiatives, the Department of Health and Human Services decided it was high-time to take a look at the success of those initiatives even as it embarks of additional value-based purchasing (VBP) measures across an array of healthcare settings as required by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    To do so, the agency contracted with RAND Health, which recently released “Measuring Success in Health Care: Value-Based Purchasing Programs.” In it, RAND reviewed the elements of successful VBP programs and to identify gaps in the knowledge base that, if addressed, could improve the design and functioning of VBP programs moving forward.

  • Q/A: Did CMS add any codes to the conditionally bilateral list?

    Q: Did CMS add any codes to the conditionally bilateral list as part of the April OPPS update?

  • AOTA endorses outcomes measurement tool for occupational therapy

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recently endorsed an outcomes measurement tool that evaluates functional improvement to help OTs improve the quality of their services.

  • New specialty code for SLPs

    CMS developed a new non-physician practitioner specialty code, specialty code 15, to categorize SLP services.

  • Time management for rehab managers

    Time management can be learned and honed through the use of various tools and by understanding the importance of following through on the plan.

Spotlight

  • Pocket Guide to Therapy Documentation

    Pocket Guide to Therapy Documentation

    Proper documentation is vital to reimbursement and patient care in the therapy setting. Improper documentation can lead to a host of problems including denials, decreased reimbursement and lawsuits.

    Unfortunately, therapists don’t receive formal training on documentation and are often left to decipher the confusing requirements set forth by Medicare, Medicaid, and managed care companies, alone.

    Find out how to improve your rehab documentation...