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PDPM Claims Processing Notice Issued by AHCA

Update on CMS & MAC Claims Processing Below is an update from AHCA on processing of Medicare claims under the Patient-Driven Payment Model. Please note particularly the part that suggests holding claims until Thursday, October 24. On October…
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PBJ Submission Deadline – 11.14.19

The final submission deadline for this quarter is November 14th, 2019. Only data successfully submitted by this time is used on the Nursing Home Compare website and in the five star rating calculations. Tips: Once information…
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Therapy’s Role in Bone Health

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone…
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“I found this humerus.”

The Physical Therapy Team at Heritage Pointe Huntington Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month We are certainly proud of our awesome Physical Therapy team at Heritage Pointe Huntington. One of the PT therapy students made these shirts…
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October 1, MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Takes Effect

CMS announced the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 which will take effect on October 1, 2019 is now available.  This version of the RAI manual provides clarification to existing coding and transmission policy. Click here to download the manu…
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Power Through PDPM Workshop Series

Exclusive PDPM Training For HTS Partners We are committed to supporting our partners by offering exclusive PDPM webinar and live trainings in critical areas to foster success as we “Power through PDPM.” Moving From RUG-IV to PDPM:  The…

Fall Prevention Safety Tips

Have you recently experienced a fall? If so, you are not alone. Each year, one in three adults 65+ experience a fall that requires medical attention. Falls can lead to hip fractures and other serious injuries. Falls are not a normal part of…
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The Key to Successful PDPM Transition Navigation

The transition to PDPM will be on October 1, 2019 resulting in a "hard stop" of RUG-IV on September 30, 2019. Strategies for a successful transition include: Development of a plan for data collection for IPA look-back periods which may…
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We LOVE Supporting Our Communities with our Partners!

We had a Great Time at the MCHS Back-to-School Bash Thanks for including us, Metcalfe Health Care Center, at the Back to School Bash. We are proud to be your partner in therapy! "Starting the School Year off Strong! We had a great time…
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PDPM: What Hospitals Need to Know

1. Start Date: October 1, 2019 2. Applies only to traditional Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Patients 3. PDPM is a site-neutral reimbursement structure for post-acute care. 4. May impact SNF episodic spending 5. May create opportunities…

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week! September 15–21, 2019

Every year, the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation designates a week in September to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation. Physical Therapy ◆ Occupational Therapy ◆ Speech Therapy The goal of rehabilitation…
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CMS Finalizes $851M Pay Bump for Nursing Homes, Rolls Out PDPM Clarifications

Article by Skilled Nursing News The federal government on Tuesday finalized a predicted funding increase for nursing homes, while also formalizing changes to several key quality programs — with an eye toward clarifying some parts of the new…