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May is Better Hearing & Speech Awareness Month

  May is Better Hearing & Speech Awareness Month. Speech-Language Pathologists play an important role in working with the aging population. Speech-Language Pathologists are highly trained to help older adults with communication,…
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Homemade Cloth Masks: Proper Washing Guide

Proper Washing Guide for Homemade/Donated Cloth Masks Before Your First Wear, Wash or Soak in Vinegar to Preserve the Color—Since They will be Washed Often Washing Machine Recommended Versus Handwashing If You Wash Multiple Masks Together,…
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Occupational Therapy Helps People Enjoy Life

Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent (or live better with) injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapy interventions include helping people learn how…

Improve Brain Health & Memory

As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes including the brain. Aging often causes us to experience normal changes in memory such as losing our car keys, recalling someone’s name and forgetting an appointment. Although subtle memory…

Prior-Authorization is Required for Humana Part B Through Optum/OrthoNet

Effective January 1, 2020 prior authorization from Optum/OrthoNet is required for all physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy providers as well as any provider type billing one of the below CPT codes for Humana Commercial,…
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SLP Case-Mix Group: What We’ve Learned

Accurate coding for the SLP Component under the PDPM reimbursement methodology has been an area of opportunity across the industry. HTS has uniquely positioned itself with a team of seasoned therapists and nurses to analyze data and trends to…

Cognitive Therapy Coding Changes Effective 1/1/2020

The CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule updates payment policies, rates and provides other provisions for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective January 1, 2020. Below are changes related to cognitive therapy…

2020 OIG Work Plan

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) 2020 workplan includes residents who were receiving Medicaid nursing home care and then were hospitalized. The beneficiary then returned to the same facility and received Medicare covered post-hospital SNF…

Winter Threats to Your Heart

Winter and bitter cold temperatures pose danger for those with heart disease and especially for older adults. Understanding your personal heart attack risk is vitally important during winter months. It is also important to be aware of the threats…
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Assistive Devices to Help Promote Independence

As you get older, you may start to have trouble with everyday tasks such as bathing, picking up things off the floor, or even just getting around.  Assistive devices are products and tools that can make life easier. They might be new things…
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Experience the HTS Difference

Expect More When You Use HTS for Contract Therapy. As health care continues to evolve, we know your therapy team needs to walk beside you — and even a little ahead of you — to bring solutions, navigate change and anticipate needs. Our dedicated…
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PDPM Numbers After a Month: Looking Good

Article by James M. Berklan, www.mcknights.com Journalists are supposed to be “words” men and women, but to be honest, I love a good set of numbers as much as anything. Especially when they’re tied to a pertinent analysis. That’s…