Margaret Schmidt Better Hearing and Speech Month is here, and May is a time to thank all of our speech language pathologists for their commitment to restoring speech, language and swallowing function to our patients. SLPs make eating, speaking and communicating possible for thousands of patients each year. Read
Margaret Schmidt Shelly Mesure, owner of national rehabilitation management consultancy “A Mesured Solution, Inc.,” recently identified ten common errors in rehab documentation that can delay payment for therapy services. In her “Rehab Realities” column for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News , Mesure suggested that
Lauren Williams As a recognized industry specialist providing customized clinical, operational and financial solutions with expert implementation to post-acute healthcare providers, Polaris Group provides its clients with strategies to assist in achieving compliance and accurate reimbursement while managing cost
RehabCare The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently delivered its annual report to Congress on Medicare Payment Policy and provided testimony before the House Ways and Means Health subcommittee. The report includes recommendations for fiscal year 2014 payment updates and reforms to the reimburse
Margaret Schmidt April is Occupational Therapy Month, and RehabCare extends a sincere thank you to our occupational therapists for their hard work and commitment to restoring function for our patients.
While folks in our industry know what is meant by occupational therapy, we realize not everyone understands t
Margaret Schmidt In this final post in our series on mobile applications in therapy, we are highlighting apps for patients’ personal use that meet various needs during and after rehabilitation.
A recent study from Australia's Royal Rehabilitation Centre found that mobile app users had fewer memory failures .
RehabCare April 1, 2013 will bring with it the application of the 2% Medicare Sequester and the increase of the Multiple Payment Procedure Reduction (MPPR) percentage to 50% on the practice expense (PE) component of subsequent CPT codes for outpatient therapies.
But what does it all mean?
2% Medicare Seques
Margaret Schmidt To ensure fall victims can return to living as independently as possible, we must teach them to combat the fear of falling, Long-Term Living Magazine recently reported . “One of the biggest impacts of falling can’t be detected on an X-ray: The fear of falling again,” said Pamela Tabar.
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