Trends in Therapy Services: Deconditioning, Telehealth, and Reimbursement

The world has changed over the last six months, and therapy services is no exception.  Rehab providers across the country have had to adapt to the

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The Value of Physical Therapy in Tomorrow's Healthcare System

The forever evolving landscape of healthcare is expected to look significantly different in the years to come, and physical therapy and other

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Reflections from ASHA 2019: Imagine More

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.”  -Winston Churchill

Without a doubt, we are in a season of significant

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The Unforeseen Impact of the Consumer Alert Icon for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Recently, CMS announced a significant change to the Nursing Home Compare website. They included a consumer alert icon - in the form of a stop sign

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2019 SLIF Takeaways: Whole Person Health, Leveraging Technology, and the Role of Therapy

At the beginning of this week, my colleague Lisa Rodriguez and I had the opportunity to attend the Senior Living Innovation Forum in Santa

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2019 NASL Conference Takeaways: Facilitating Transitions, Increasing Collaboration and Providing Value

I had the opportunity to represent the National Association of Rehab Agencies and Providers (NARA) this week at the NASL (National Association in

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ABCs of PDPM: New Case-Mix Components

As you know, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is the most significant change in the skilled nursing profession since the arrival of PPS in

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Three Strategic Imperatives for SNFs Under PDPM

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!  The elephant in the room in our industry right now is the Patient Driven Payment Model. To eat

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CMS Targeted Reviews: What You Need to Know

In today’s digital age, many industries are benefiting from advanced tools and data in order to increase the efficiency of their operations, and

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Section GG Items Require Nursing and Therapy to Collaborate for Correct Coding

Coming October 1, 2018, there are changes to the MDS that will include a number of additions to section GG. The changes were published in December by

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