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Breathe Better with Postural Drainage Therapy

Mucus in the lungs is a common symptom of many chronic lung diseases. Mucus plays an essential role by trapping irritants to protect your body from infection. However, for people living with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, asthma, and…

Tips to Prevent Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very common and can affect 4 out of 5 people at some time during their lives. As a person ages, lower back pain becomes even more prevalent. The lower back is involved in almost all activities of daily living like standing,…

Physical Therapy Can Help You!

Physical therapists work with people of all ages to feel and move better.  They can help maximize your movement, manage pain, avoid surgery, manage chronic conditions and recover from and prevent injury. Here are some ways physical therapy…

Falls Prevention for Older Adults

Each year 1 in 3 older adults will experience a fall; which is why it’s vitally important to pay attention to your body and stay on top of your balance. To prevent falls, the CDC recommends adults age 65+ should be screened yearly for fall…
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SNF Claims with Zero Hospital Days Prior to Admission Under Review

Blog by: Stacy Baker, OTR/L, RAC-CT, CHC, Proactive Medical Review Effective July 15, 2022, HHS Secretary extended the PHE, the new expiration date being October 13, 2022. CMS continues to recognize that disruptions arising from a PHE can…

What We Are Loving Right Now… Benchmarking!

By: Sheena Mattingly, HTS Director of Clinical Outcomes What we’re loving right now is benchmarking. Before you call me a data nerd, which I certainly am, let me explain. HTS invests in Business Intelligence (BI) software which is used…

5 Tips for Aging Well

As we get older, we experience both mental and physical changes to our health. There are strategies for achieving a healthier life to remain active and independent for as long as possible.   Move More. Sit Less:  Sitting too much can be…

Outpatient Therapy Helps Older Adults Be Strong, Independent, and Live Life to the Fullest!

How Can Outpatient Therapy Help? Outpatient rehabilitation services including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy are available to help patients with a variety of therapeutic solutions. Physical Therapy works with…

Managing Painful Arthritis with Exercise

Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Arthritis is a condition defined by painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Exercise may be the last thing on a person’s mind when suffering from arthritis. But exercise…

Maintain Flexibility with Aging

As a kid, touching your toes was a piece of cake. For older adults, being agile becomes more challenging and is due to a loss of flexibility as our bodies age. Flexibility allows us to move our bodies and joints freely and with ease. Maintaining…

CMI Deep Dive Analytics

HTS provides solutions to assist our partners effectively capture clinically indicated conditions and services to facilitate patient centered care that is consistent with medical needs. Maximize your CMI opportunities through accurate coding…
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5 PDPM Process Improvement Solutions

PDPM success is contingent upon excellent communication. Therapy no longer drives the meeting process as all disciplines within the IDT must contribute to the collection of data to assure coding accuracy. HTS is uniquely positioned with a…