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  • Preparing for New Medicare Reviews in 2020

    By RehabCare
    Are you prepared for audits as announced by CMS and their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)? CMS has shifted the audit focus to Part B reviews for specific billed CPT codes. Through the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) Program, MACs are currently identifying providers with higher-than-average utilization for CPTs 97110, 97530, 97112, and 97140 and conducting pre-payment reviews of the medical record to support the billing of these services and to ensure that all Medicare requirements are being met. Read Full Post
  • Did you know that nearly 9 in 10 adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease? With 14% of adults experiencing a lower-than-average level of basic health literacy, researchers have found a connection between low literacy and poor health outcomes, such as higher rates of hospitalization and reduced use of available preventive services. Read Full Post
  • The importance of an interdisciplinary team reaches beyond improved communication and reduction of silos -- IDTs allow for an holistic approach to care. Engaging with all levels of a patient’s care team ensures for the most complete care possible and empowers patients to maintain their… Read Full Post
  • Are You Ready for PDGM?

    By RehabCare
    As of January 1, the home health (HH) industry will see the biggest change to its reimbursement model in more than 20 years. Under the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), reimbursement will move from being tied to the number of therapy visits to clinical characteristics and patient needs. Read Full Post
  • Is your facility fully prepared to meet the requirements of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Phase 3? The new set of requirements goes into effect November 28, 2019. This blog post serves as a resource for you in addressing QAPI Phase 3 requirements. Read Full Post
  • Dining Strategies for Patients with Dementia

    By RehabCare
    Patients who suffer from dementia may need additional dining support to eat comfortably and independently at mealtime. Conducting an assessment of mealtime routines can help improve this function and plays an important role in quality reporting. Read Full Post
  • Is Your Facility at Risk Under PDPM?

    By RehabCare
    Since the implementation of PDPM on October 1, there has been considerable confusion around what the payment model change means for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Read Full Post
  • PDPM: What has changed and what hasn’t

    By RehabCare
    With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), it’s important to understand what changed, what remains the same, and the critical role of the highly skilled clinician in a patient’s care. Read Full Post
  • The Role of the Clinician Under PDPM

    By RehabCare
    The implementation of PDPM has marked a monumental change for skilled nursing facilities, and many questions remain about the impact on therapy and patient care. One of the biggest is around the value of licensed practitioners as highly trained clinicians under the new payment model. Read Full Post
  • RehabCare recently conducted this educational PDPM Webinar for LeadingAge MN membership, with Glenda Mack and Judy Freyermuth co-presenting! Read Full Post