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Healthcare Leaders: SNF/Hospital Partnerships Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

April 1: Three Regulatory Updates

Home Health & CMS COVID-19 Flexibilities: Read the Fine Print

Senior Living Leaders: Hospital & SNF Partnerships Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Your COVID-19 Response: Leveraging Part-B In-Home Therapy + Updates RE: Virtual Visits for Rehab

CMS Authorizes COVID-19 Accelerated and Advanced Medicare Payments to Qualifying Providers

From the Home Health Frontlines: Tips & Trends Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Early National PDGM Data and Metrics

COVID-19 Terms: Difference Between Federal, State & Common Sense Measures

Therapists are Essential!

COVID-19 Communication ToolKit Available for Healthcare Leaders

COVID-19 Considerations for the IDT

Critical Resources for Our Staff

HealthPRO Heritage's CEO Offer Encouragement & Guidance for Our Staff

A True Home Health Partner through the COVID-19 Crisis

Two Important COVID-19 Updates as of March 16,  11 am EST

Healthcare Leaders: Your Communication Strategy Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Two Important COVID-19 Updates

ICD-10 Coding for COVID-19 Cases

The Dangers of Therapy Underutilization Part 2: The Effect of Patient Outcomes on Star Ratings

Take it to the Next Level Under PDPM - Five Smart Reimbursement Practices

CMS Watching Home Health Providers Closely Amid Shifting Therapy Strategies

The Dangers of Therapy Underutilization - Part 1: The CMS Perspective

How to Supercharge Your Nursing Strategy for 2020 & Beyond

Measuring PDGM Success - Industry Expert Weighs In

RCD: Are You Ready?

Changes from CMS: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

OASIS-D1: Who, What, When, and Why

PDPM Success: Out of the Gate!

PDGM Eve and 2019 in Review

For Outcomes Excellence Under PDGM, Embrace Therapy

HealthPRO® Heritage at Home Consulting – More Than Advice

2019 Year in Review

Raise Expectations: Therapists Working at the Top of License

Under PDGM: Add Up the Benefits of Contract Therapy

Emerging Trends: Coding Under PDPM

What's on the Menu? Top Diagnoses for Each Clinical Grouping

Measuring Success & Emerging Trends Under PDPM

Trick or Treat? CMS Releases Final Rule for Home Health CY2020

Four Pillars of Success for PDGM

Finger on the Pulse: Initial Reactions to PDPM & Updates from the Front Line

Understanding F2F, TPE, and RCD

An Industry Gut-Check: What's Your PDPM Confidence Level?

LUPA Management: Avoiding the 4 Letter Word

Achieving Agency Growth Under PDGM

How to Choose (and Be) a Good Strategic Partner

Will You Sink or Swim in PDGM? Care Pathways to Success

Considering In-House Therapy? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Intake Isn't Just Intake: Important Steps in PDGM Referral Processing

No Shortcuts: Process ReDesign for PDPM is a Must!

The Only Constant is Change...and Documentation

CMS' Final Rule is Here!

Home Health Agency Cash Flow: How Low Will It Go?

CMS Issues Updated Home Health Proposed Rule

The Bright Future of Rehab Includes Student Clinical Affiliations!

PDGM and Questionable Encounters

HHA Leaders: Here's Your PDGM Preparation Checklist

(Re)Consider the Optimal Therapy Model for PDPM & Beyond!

Focus on Functional Assessments

Therapy Thinks Forward: Group Therapy Re-Imagined

Feedback on Therapy Under PDGM from an Industry Survey

HealthPRO Heritage Reports: RAI Manual Updates

Does In-House Therapy Make Sense Under PDGM?

Exclusive Prep for PDGM

Struggling to Define Success Beyond PDPM? Sustaining QMs is the Solution!

Restorative Nursing Under PDPM: Looking for Answers?

Coding for Success in PDGM

PDPM: Outcomes, Outcomes, Outcomes

Ticket to Ride: OASIS Will Drive Success Under PDGM

SNF Proposed Payment Updates

Get Ready for PDGM

Update from CMS Regarding Group/Concurrent Under PDPM • April 19, 2019

QRP and QMs are Changing with the Times. Are You?

Revenue Cycle Matters Under PDGM

Group Therapy Under PDPM: Strength in Numbers

Facts about Occupational Therapy

Give a Little to Get a Lot: Nursing, PDPM, and Documentation ReDesign

HealthPRO Heritage Compliance Coordinator Berenice Galvez-Soto named to Rising Star Class of 2019 by McKnight's

Keep Calm & ICD-10 Code On

Legal-Ease: A Collaborative Approach to Therapy Contracts Under PDPM

If PDPM is a Relay Race...MDs Carry the Baton First

Therapy Remains Critical in PDGM: Skilled Criteria, Strategic Element

Why Choose HealthPRO® Heritage

The NTA Tightrope of Risk and Reward

Get Some Clarity: Measuring Cognitive Baselines Under PDPM

What Your SLP Brings to the Dinner Table: Supporting Coding & Mechanically Altered Diets with Clear Clinical Rationale

SNF Leaders: Here's Your PDPM "To-Do" Checklist

Under PDPM, CMS Holds the Line on the Definition of Skilled Requirements

Waiting on the World to Change: Are EMRs Ready for PDPM?

G vs GG: Yes, One Letter Makes All the Difference!

The New PDPM Paradigm: Nursing in the Limelight

CMS’ Newly Released Fact Sheets for PDPM: What Do You Need to Know?

Importance of ICD-10 Coding: Today and Tomorrow

HealthPRO® Heritage Continues Expansion with Acquisition in Michigan

Denial Uncertainty in the Wake of PDPM: What Will Risk Look Like?

Home Health PDGM Finale Rule Released

Nine (Really Important) Reasons Why Therapy Still Matters in PDPM

Which PDPM Therapy Pricing Method is Best?

Brace Yourself for PDPM: Knowing the Predicted Fiscal Impact is Your First Step

Home Health Providers: Leverage QAPI Plan to Prep for PDGM?

PDPM: Go Big or Go Home

Not Getting All of Your 2% Withhold Back in Revenue Starting this October?

How to Use an Onsite Therapy Program to Increase Occupancy in Assisted and Independent Living

At the Intersection of RUGS IV and PDPM: A Crosswalk Worth Asking About

From PDPM to PDGM: Home Health in the Hot Seat

What are the "Do's and Don'ts" for PDPM Success?

What is the Key to Successfully Navigating the PDPM Transition?

New Long Stay Quality Measures (QMs): Unplanned Hospitalizations or Outpatient Observation Stays

The VBP Score Reports Are Published: Now What?

Final Rule Released: Game On

Introducing HealthPRO® Heritage's new weekly blog series: "QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING"

PDPM & PDGM: Let's Break Down the Confusion...Pt 2

CMS Considers Cutting the Fluff

Functional Status vs. Functional Approach and Goals

PDPM & PDGM: Let's Break Down the Confusion...Pt 1

Case Mix Medicaid Excellence

Data is the Future of Senior Living

A Surefire Way to Increase Audits Under PDPM

Senior Living: Staying the Course?

Non-Therapy Ancillaries: Paving the Way for Patient Care Under PDPM

SNF Public Reporting is Ramping Up

Targeted Probe and Educate Audits Are Here: Are you at Risk?

Around the River Bend: Purposeful Communication for Upstream/ Downstream Partners

CMS is Dedicated to Making Payment Reform Happen

Struggling with Census? Let's Examine Your Referrals

Are You a Home Health Provider Struggling with Physician Communication?

Are You Ready for the Upcoming October MDS Changes?

Mechanically Altered Diets & Swallowing Disorders under PDPM

PEPPER Adds Seasoning to Bundled Payments and Reimbursements

Overwhelmed By the Newly Proposed CMS Payment System?

CMS Releases Proposed Payment Reform Model

Further Expansion into Southern States with Key Acquisition 

April Advisor Newsletter

March 2018 Advisor

Make The Choice To Prepare

Therapy Cap REPEALED!

January Advisor Newsletter

December Advisor Newsletter

November Advisor Newsletter

Important Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Update

Advisor Newsletter - September 2017

August 2017 Advisor Newsletter

Special Edition Advisor - August 2017

July 2017 Advisor Newsletter

Honors of the Association Awarded to Consalvi

When Life Gives You "The Final Rule," Make Lemonade!

The Final Rule: The Next Generation of Quality-Driven Reimbursement

Webinar – Wellness: More Than Exercise

HealthPRO®/Heritage Announces 2016 Compliance Excellence Achievement Award Winners

In A Quandary Over Readmission Rates?

HHS Delays Effective Date of Final Rule

Effective Care Transitions: Recipe for Success in 2017

2017 SNF Survival Guide

HealthPRO/Heritage Wishes You the Best this Holiday Season

SNF Operators: 2% Of Your Revenue Is At Risk!

A Simple Solution to Breaking Down Silos

HealthPRO®-Heritage Appoints George Chapman to Board of Managers

HealthPRO®-Heritage Expands with Acquisitions of Green Country Rehabilitation, Eclipse Healthcare, and LinguaHealth

Important CMS Announcement: New Mandatory Cardiac Bundles & Updates to CJR Proposed for 2017

A SNF Operator’s Self Test: Five Factors That Will Most Likely Impact The Future Of Your Facility

Build a Better 5-Star Rating One “Quality Metric” at a Time

What Have We Learned from the First Years of Health Care Reform?

Get Your Seat At The Table Today!

Christy Davis Selected To Attend International Council On Active Aging “Think Tank” Forum In Washington, D.C.

Celebrating OTs & COTAs for their dedicated services & development work!

Christy Davis Selected To Attend International Council On Active Aging “Think Tank” Forum In Washington, D.C.

HealthPRO Named One of Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work for Fourth Time

EY Announces HealthPRO® CEO John Heller as Entrepreneur Of The Year® Winner in Maryland

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

April is Occupational Therapy Month

NASL: House SGR Repeal Policy Negotiations

National Long Term Care Administrator's Week - March 8-14, 2015

National Long Term Care Administrator's Week - March 8-14, 2015

ICD-10 is coming, ready or not

ICD-10 is coming, ready or not!


5 Star Quality Rating System Changes from CMS

5 Star Quality Rating System Changes from CMS


NASL's Summary of the President's Proposed Budget

Ready for IMPACT!

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregiver Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregiver Month

CMS to Overhaul 5-Star Nursing Home Rating System

President signs Improving Medicare Post Acute Care Transformation Act

CMS to Overhaul 5-Star Nursing Home Rating System

October is National Physical Therapy Month

October - National Physical Therapy Month

September 21-27 is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

HealthPRO Named One of Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work for Third Time

CMS Issues SNF Final Payment Rule for FY2015

Medicare Celebrates 49th Birthday (1965-2014)

CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for CY 2015

The IMPACT Act Introduced in Congress

7 months after merger, HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare stronger than ever

NASL: MedPAC Releases June 2014 Report to Congress

7 months after merger, Heritage Healthcare and HealthPRO® Rehabilitation stronger than ever

National Nursing Assistants Week, June 12-19

Cognitive decline slowed by learning second language

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

SNF PEPPER Q4FY13 - Available Now

National Nursing Home Week, May 11-17, 2014

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month - 2014

Senate Passes SGR Patch

Heritage Healthcare Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Jimmo V. Sebelius Update

New Year. New Look. Same Us.

HealthPRO Rehabilitation Acquires Rehab Solutions

Health care workers will lead U.S. job gains to 2022


Finance SGR Package Replaces Therapy Caps With Prior Authorization

HealthMAX ICD-10 Readiness Information

New CPT Evaluation Codes for SLPs

HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare Inc. Merger

Heritage Healthcare and HealthPRO Rehabilitation Merger

Appealing a Denial for Skilled Therapy Services

October is National Physical Therapy Month

Changes in MDS Manual Effective Oct. 1


Heritage Healthcare Celebrates Grandparents Day : September 8, 2013

Heritage Healthcare Continues To Grow – Enters Florida With 7 New Rehab Partnerships Throughout The State.

Safety Ranks #1 on Assisted Living Satisfaction Survey

Fraud and Abuse Enforcement- Anti Kickback and Stark Laws

National Senior Citizen's Day

CMS Publishes SNF PPS Final Rule for FY 2014

HRRP-Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Highlights

Response to Post Acute Care Reform

Medicare is born July 30, 1965

Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State

The Role of Rehabilitation in Developing Acute and Post-Acute Strategic Partnerships

Amidst increased industry scrutiny, competitor consolidations, independently owned Heritage Healthcare continues to grow celebrating its 14th year while expanding into its 16th state.

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month - Facts You Should Know

National Nursing Home Week - May 12-18

Developing a Restorative Nursing Program

National Nurses Week May 6- 12

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Facts about Occupational Therapy

New scoring system could identify patients at risk of readmission, improve transitions between acute and post-acute settings, researchers say

Heritage Healthcare Tailors Corporate Management Structure to fit Changing Times

RAC Audits Coming to a Facility Near You

Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims Above the $3,700 Threshold

Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims Above $3,700 Threshold

Heritage Healthcare continues to grow, adds 15th state in its 14th year

AHCA Releases Hospital Readmission Measure for Skilled Nursing on LTC Trend Tracker

CCRCs Tapping Revenue Streams, Offering Onsite Therapy & Rehab


Why Providers Should Follow Southwest Airlines into Uncharted Territory

Fiscal cliff provision spells huge Medicare payment cuts for SNFs, analysis shows

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012-Regulatory Update

Fiscal Cliff Avoided - Relevant Information


Waiver or Modification of Requirements Issued for NY

Hurricane Sandy-HealthPRO® Meets the Challenges Head-on

What Are Medicare Rehabilitation Services?

Manual Medical Review Update

Medicare fines over hospitals' readmitted patients

Alternatives to Chemical Restraints in the Long Term Care Setting, Part II

Therapy schools in all states benefit from relationship with Heritage Healthcare

Analysis: Medicare Sequester Cuts Would Reduce SNF Payments by $9 Billion Over 10 Years

National Assisted Living Week

Alternatives to Chemical Restraints in the Long Term Care Setting, Part I

National Study of Long-Term Care Providers


Skilled Nursing Facilities: CMS Announces 1.8% Average Medicare Rate Increase for 2013

CMS to Launch Re-designed Website

How Does the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act Affect Me?

Strategies to Achieve Accuracy in your ADL Coding

CMS Clarifies the Coding of Start and End of Therapy


Part B Programming: Cultivating Positive Results

Elite Compliance Certification Takes HealthPRO® to New Levels

National Nursing Home Week May 13-19

Tips for Your Facility to Help with the MDS Subset Changes

HIPAA Standards

Simple Solution (Discussing the delicate topic of incontinence)

Heritage Healthcare featured in ADVANCE Magazine

What’s New at HealthPRO?

Heritage Healthcare Celebrates 13th Anniversary

Long Term Care Administrators Week

Medical Necessity Continues to Dominate Documentation Audits

President Obama Signs Therapy Cap Exceptions Extension into Law

Since 1999, Heritage Healthcare has provided therapy management solutions

Congress Approves Therapy Caps Exceptions Process

Important Message from NASL: Therapy Cap Bill Text Released

NASL Breaking News: Therapy Cap Extension Included in the Final Agreement

Important Message from NASL

Nursing home software can improve positive clinical outcomes and profitability

Medical Necessity Dominates Documentation Audits

National Association for the Support of Long Term Care

Heritage Healthcare Continues Positive Growth

Increase Nursing Home Occupancy with a Census Development Plan

RUG IV Impacts: Ways to identify process and system inefficiencies

The Impact of RUG IV Regulations and Nursing Home Operations

New Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) Codes: Error Regarding Skilled Nursing Facility Claims Which Contain Default HIPPS Code of AAA00

Summary of FY 2012 MDS 3.0 and RUG-IV Changes

What’s Ahead for Aging Services? 10 Top Trends for 2012

Nursing Home Staffing Best Practices

2 Month Continuation of the Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap Exceptions Process Approved

Senate Passes Two-Month Extension of Therapy Cap Exceptions Process

Grassroots Campaign to Extend the Exceptions Process

New Website Unveiled, Improving Communications To Customers and Associates.

Your Nursing Facility and New RUG IV Refinements PART 2

Your skilled nursing home facility and new Rug IV refinements PART 1

Heritage Healthcare Featured in Advance for Long Term Care

Heritage Healthcare Continues Growth to 12 States; Prepared for October 1st Final Rule SNF PPS Changes

Heritage Healthcare responds to internal feedback; works with Clemson University’s MBA program to provide professional development training for management team.

Current Heritage Associates Responsible for Referring 46% of New Hires

Top Nursing Homes Choose Heritage Healthcare