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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…

Final Rule Released: What You Need to Know to Win the Race to October 1st

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the FY 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule which will take effect on October 1, 2019.  This rule finalizes payment policies for Medicare Part A in SNFs and…
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HTS Hosted Site Visit for US Senator

NASL Newsletter Feature: US Senator Mike Braun Visits HTS Therapy Office On April 24, 2019, U.S. Senator, Mike Braun visited Healthcare Therapy Services (HTS) and one of HTS’ partner facilities in Indiana. NASL members were able to talk with…
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QIO Contract Updates

by Stacy Baker, OTR/L, CHC, RAC-CT, Proactive Medical Review The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program originated with the Peer Review Improvement Act of 1982 and is authorized by Title XI Part B and Title XVIII the Act. The goal…

Move More. Sit Less.

According to the CDC, more than 25% of all American adults sit more than 8 hours a day. In fact, adults spend more time sitting and being couch potatoes than sleeping. That number increases even more for older adults; statistics show that…