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Skilled Therapy Need During the PHE

Providers are now tasked with the responsibility of mitigating the risk of virus exposure in their facilities which, unfortunately, sometimes requires preventing some staff from entering the building. At times the staff being turned away has…
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Managing Stress

Older adults are faced with many stressful situations. Stress can be the result of coping with the loss a loved one, managing a chronic illness, being a caregiver, and challenges with loss of balance and mobility. If we don’t overcome these…
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ACT NOW! Help us STOP Reimbursement Cuts in 2021.

Blog by Cassie Murray, OTR, MBA, QCP, Chief Operating & Clinical Officer As you may already be aware, CMS has finalized cuts in reimbursement for our Med B therapy codes (physician fee schedule codes). These reduced payments are set to…

A Reflection of 2020… Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks As I reflect back on this year, I am overwhelmed with profound gratitude for our partners and healthcare heroes that have shown devotion, bravery, and solidarity during the most challenging times in our industry. There is no…
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New Wellness Event Toolkit

Presenting:  Staying Healthy During COVID During this presentation, we discuss the impact COVID has had on our daily lives and overall wellness. A closer look at our emotional, social and physical wellness is discussed with strategies and…
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Stories from the Field

Meet Denise Johnson, PT Denise brings with her several years of field experience and a somewhat new accolade: Teletechnology Delivery Service Mode Expert. It all started back in September with a SNF COVID-19 outbreak. Implementation of telehealth…

Winter Risk for Slips and Trips

Along with colder temperatures, winter brings us fresh crisp air, crackling fires, and glistening snow. Winter temperatures also pose many health risks, especially for older adults. While falls can happen year-round, winter can be increasingly…
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Indiana National Guard Assistance for Nursing Facilities

On October 21, 2020, Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) announced the Indiana National Guard would be utilized for administrative and other similar tasks at nursing facilities in Indiana, in order for nursing facility…
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Stories from the Field

Meet HTS SHEro Jessica Duffy You may be asking yourself, what exactly is a SHEro? A SHEro is a woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities; a heroine. The pandemic has made it clear that HTS has been blessed…

Healthy Habits to Benefit Your Brain and Body

Although research is still developing, there is strong evidence that people leading a healthy lifestyle can lower their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. By following these tips, you can take the steps to…
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Stories from the Field

Featuring HTS Healthcare Hero, Kristen Stedman Meet Kristen Stedman, a 9-year HTS veteran and a PTA at Ketcham Memorial Center. Kristen’s healthcare hero status was further solidified by Ketcham’s Administrator, Kathy Wittmer who…
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Common Citations During Infection Focused Surveys

Blog by:  Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, CHC, Director of Regulatory Services, Proactive Medical Review Now that routine surveys are beginning to take place in most states, it is important that vigilant infection prevention and…