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Available Now! Recovering After COVID

Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program The HTS Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program was created by HTS clinical staff to improve strength, endurance, balance, activity tolerance, functional mobility, swallowing, and cognitive-communication...…

The Importance of Grip Strength

Why is hand and grip strength so important? Having a strong grip makes it easier to perform normal daily tasks like holding a coffee cup, carrying grocery bags, or brushing your teeth. Research has shown that a person’s grip strength can be…

The COVID-19 Recovery Process & Your Body

The COVID-19 virus has impacted the health of millions of people. Research studies have shown that COVID-19 affects your body in several different capacities. As pulmonary issues are the most widely known complication from COVID-19, the virus…

Medicare B Cuts in the Midst of the Pandemic

On December 2nd, the release of the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule confirmed that we would face a huge overall 9% cut in our Med B Therapy CPT code reimbursement beginning January 1, 2021. I talked to many of you as we shook…

Get Moving for a Strong Heart

Did you know that physical activity is one of the best ways to lower your risk of heart disease? Regular exercise helps to strengthen the heart muscle, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and also is linked to better sleep and brain function.…
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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…