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Heritage Healthcare and HealthPRO Rehabilitation Merger

Representatives from HealthPRO Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare announced today that the two companies have merged.
The combined company provides contract therapy, in house therapy management, staffing, compliance and reimbursement consulting services at more than 400 skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement, assisted and independent living communities, hospitals, and schools. The combination creates one of the largest independent therapy providers in the profession employing in excess of 4,000 associates delivering care in twenty-two (22) states. The merger enables the combined company to expand services, while creating economies of scale that improve strategic market position. The companies share a common vision of resident-centered care, clinical excellence, ethical business practices, strategic customer partnerships, and strong employee relations. Their complementary geographic concentration creates a powerful presence throughout the East Coast, Midwest, and Southwest regions. HealthPRO’s CEO John Heller will remain CEO while Heritage’s President Paul Shaw will become President of the combined entity. The Company will retain offices in Greenville, SC, Baltimore, MD, Cleveland, OH, and Chicago, IL.

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Tags: Contract Rehab Services, therapy services, Rehab Management Services, Long Term Care

Appealing a Denial for Skilled Therapy Services

Appealing a denial for skilled therapy services can be a daunting task rife with stress.
However, most Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) or Medicare Administrative
Contractors (MACs) send specific guidance on information they need to see in a
denial. As this information sometimes differs, the following is an outline of
general information that many have found to be helpful.  

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