CDC’s Injury Center created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers who see older adults in their practice who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk.
As many of you are aware, barring a last-minute bridging of the vast partisan gap in our nation’s capital, across the board cuts through sequestration are to go into effect today, March 1st. As we understand it, due to a technicality in the stop-gap continuance that was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013, cuts to Medicare payments will not be implemented until April 1st. Read more
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. This law extends the Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap Exceptions Process through December 31, 2013. Section 603 of this Act contains a number of Medicare provisions affecting the outpatient therapy caps and manual medical review (MR) threshold. Read more
Our brain is truly amazing. Ever heard the term “use it or lose it”? This statement is scientifically proven to be true when it relates to the brain. It is estimated that the human brain produces over 70,000 thoughts on an average day. Read more
Jimmo V. Sebelius is a court case we have all been hearing about and reading about on the internet. The case involved Medicare beneficiaries and The Center for Medicare Advocacy (non-for-profit) who filed a lawsuit regarding what they have termed the improvement standard by which Medicare beneficiaries who could benefit from services were denied services because they could not make enough progress. Read more