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

Posted on: March 22, 2019

Chicago, IL March 22, 2019 – HealthPRO® Heritage, one of the largest independently owned therapy and consulting service providers in the country, is proud to announce that its Quality Assurance Compliance Coordinator Berenice Galvez Soto was named to the inaugural class of Rising Stars in the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program.

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Tags: Compliance

Keep Calm and ICD-10 Code On

Posted on: March 21, 2019

PDGM implementation is a mere 42 weeks away and is anticipated to be the biggest change in home health payment reform in over 20 years. HHAs will need to completely revise care management and billing processes, as well as documentation and coding practices, in order to make the transition successfully. One of the most dramatic areas of change relates to ICD-10 coding, which is a significant determinant of revenue in the new paradigm. Both timing and accuracy of ICD-10 Coding (primary diagnosis and comorbidities) will play a role in how patients are grouped and, ultimately, reimbursed. Given that this is a completely new core competency for HHAs, it is prudent to take action today to assess related risk and begin to identify the changes that will need to occur in order to minimize transition risk.

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Tags: PDGM

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

Posted on: March 21, 2019

Check back here in the upcoming weeks for this blog post.  In the interim, please contact us for specific inquiries related to PDPM contracting at info@healthpro-heritage.com.

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Tags: PDPM, Therapy Contracts

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

Posted on: March 14, 2019

It seems everyone’s roles are changing with the onset of PDPM.  Even referring clinicians (MDs, NPs and PAs) who send their patients  to a skilled nursing facility will need to commit to a new more comprehensive, faster-paced process. 

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Tags: Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM

Therapy Remains Critical in PDGM: Ongoing Skilled Criteria, Key Strategic Element

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Imagine a world where reimbursement isn’t based on the volume of therapy visits. Instead, therapists care for patients and drive outcomes based exclusively on clinical need. 

HealthPRO® Heritage experts agree: PDGM will breathe new life into how, when, and why therapists deliver care. We are, in fact, excited for a new world where our success will be measured by the evidence-based therapy we provide and the outcomes we achieve.

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Tags: PDGM

Why Choose HealthPRO® Heritage

Posted on: March 1, 2019

McKnight's Long-Term Care News recently featured an article – "PDPM Has Possibilities" – with input  from HealthPRO® Heritage's Hilary Forman, Chief Clinical Strategies Officer and Ian Tucker, VP of Clinical Informatics and Product Management: 

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Tags: PDPM