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

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Senior Living communities must recognize that partnerships with local hospitals & SNFs have never been more important. HealthPRO® Heritage offers strategy & tangible resources to support Senior Living Leaders' efforts to collaborate with hospital and SNF partners during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tags: senior living, Senior Living Community, COVID-19, Coronavirus, hospital

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

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Did you miss NetHealth’s webinar last weeK? The topic resonated with the industry; 2000+ providers registered to attend + ~75 questions logged during the FAQ. 

Discussion focused on the advantages of / and considerations for multiple Medicare Part B service models:  in-clinic; at home; virtual visits.

Here are the highlights!

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Tags: COVID-19

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

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Over the weekend, CMS provided notice of the expansion of its Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program for qualifying Medicare participating providers to ensure liquidity throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Program enables qualifying Medicare providers to receive an advance worth 3 months of average billings.

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

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

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Fifteen-year home health therapist and Vice President of Clinical Strategies for HealthPRO® Heritage at Home, Jason L. Sasser, shares best practices and perspective on what the COVID-19 crisis means for home health providers during his interview for The Strategy Academy podcast series. Highlights from that discussion are summarized here:

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Tags: COVID-19, #homehealth, Coronavirus

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

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Our nation’s leaders are taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by issuing local, state, and federal measures. It’s important for the healthcare industry to understand what’s being recommended to protect and serve residents and patients. To that end, HealthPRO® Heritage summarizes the differences between quarantine, isolation, shelter in place, and stay at home orders + what these measures mean for staff and patients.

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Essential

Therapists are Essential!

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Therapists are exempted from sheltering at home & are permitted to continue working.*

Even as states move to shelter-in-place directives, healthcare workers – including therapists – are deemed essential and play a critical role in the battle against COVID-19. 

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Essential

COVID-19 Communication ToolKit Available for Healthcare Leaders

Posted on: March 20, 2020

In the unfortunate circumstance that your community experiences a COVID-19 event, do you have a communication strategy in place? 

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Essential

COVID-19 Considerations for the IDT

Posted on: March 19, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, several important updates from CMS and the Department of Health & Human Services were posted over the last weekend. HealthPRO® Heritage’s COVID-19 Task Force immediately released a summary about these updates (i.e.: waivers of the 3-day stay & the 60-day break). 

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Tags: #companyupdates, COVID-19

Critical Resources for Our Staff

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Given the volume of information related to COVID-19, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide a resource for our therapists in the field who have many questions, concerns, anxieties, and curiosities about this situation and how HealthPRO® Heritage is handling it. 

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Tags: #companyupdates, COVID-19

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

Posted on: March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

MEMO TO:  All HealthPRO® Heritage Professionals
FROM:         John Heller, Chief Executive Officer
RE:                Encouragement & Guidance for Our Staff 

As we all look to understand and respond to the growing complications related to COVID-19, it can become a challenge to balance our daily lives, concerns for family and friends and the responsibilities of our jobs. 

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Tags: #companyupdates, COVID-19