RehabCare Since the requirement to include G-codes and severity/complexity modifiers to indicate a patient’s functional status on all therapy claims began on July 1, 2013, there has been confusion among providers. In a recent McKnight’s Long Term Care News column, Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L, addressed the three m
Margaret Schmidt Speech-language pathologist Stacy Leidholt uses iPads during a therapy session.
Although the majority of RehabCare’s patients are adults, RehabCare has experience and can offer pediatric rehabilitation at any of our facilities. One of RehabCare’s sites, Therapy Connections for Kids, ha
Margaret Schmidt Earlier this year, on May 2, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Medicare reimbursement system as well as regulatory changes for fiscal year 2014. The proposed rule included provisions to increase aggregate pa
Margaret Schmidt New research shows that merely observing others perform physical tasks can activate the damaged regions of stroke patients’ brains. Through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers at the University of Southern California found that the activity was strongest when stroke patient
Margaret Schmidt Long-Term Living Magazine recently highlighted the importance of using proven staffing practices for better business results and employee satisfaction. During a Long-Term Living webinar in March, experts offered the following strategies for optimal staffing:
Be consistent and fair when c
RehabCare A recent study in Canada found that an alarming number of people are not aware of one of stroke’s most common and challenging consequences: aphasia, a communication disorder affecting speech, reading, writing and comprehension. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, a time to shed light on this debi
RehabCare The Middle Class Tax Relief and Jobs Creation Act of 2012 contained several provisions specifically focusing on outpatient rehabilitative therapies, including the Medical Manual Review trigger at $3,700 and the establishment of new “G Codes.”
The law specifically directed the U.S. Department of Hea
Mary Moretti Are you sitting down for this? It turns out that sitting may be shortening your life.
Whether you sit down to work, relax or as a result of your physical health or status, many recent research studies suggest that the ill effects of being sedentary, specifically of prolonged sitting, cannot be off
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