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April is Occupational Therapy Month

OTs & COTAs, this month’s for you!

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

Researchers have developed a scoring system to determine which hospital patients are at highest risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge, potentially helping acute and post-acute providers focus on high-intensity transition care for these patients.

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Heritage Healthcare Tailors Corporate Management Structure to fit Changing Times

Paul Shaw, President and CEO of Heritage Healthcare announced that to better serve residents and customers and adapt to future industry changes, the company has re-engineered their organizational structure by combining Clinical Services and Operations into one unifying department to be titled Rehabilitative Services. The field delivery of those services are now organized into 4 distinct service lines: Skilled Nursing Services, CCRC Services, ALF Services and Clinical Education and Compliance.

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Tags: Heritage Healthcare, Contract Therapy Provider, Rehab Services, Physical Therapy

RAC Audits Coming to a Facility Near You

E2XPONENTIAL™ Health Care Consulting Group, A HealthPRO Company, is offering a comprehensive mock RAC Audit to assess the following areas:

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Tags: nursing home operations, MDS 3.0, staffing, skilled nursing facility

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

On March 21, 2013, CMS updated its Therapy Cap Services webpage with the final guidance on Manual Medical Review (MMR) for therapy claims above $3,700. Below is the policy posted by CMS.

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, skilled nursing facility, medicare

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

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. This law extends the Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap Exceptions Process through December 31, 2013. Section 603 of this Act contains a number of Medicare provisions affecting the outpatient therapy caps and manual medical review (MR) threshold.

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