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SNF PEPPER Q4FY14

Posted on: February 20, 2015

On or around April 20, 2015 CMS contractor TMF Health Quality Institute will release the third annual Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for SNFs—a resource characterized by both its unrivaled offering of free, comparative billing data and mediocre utilization by nursing home providers.

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Tags: nursing home operations, Contract Rehab Services, therapy services, Contract Rehab, HealthPro, Nursing Homes, CMS

5 Star Quality Rating System Changes from CMS

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Nursing Home Compare 3.0: Revisions to the Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Rating System

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, Contract Rehab Services, skilled nursing facility, medicare, therapy services, Contract Rehab, HealthPro, census development

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregiver Month

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Throughout the month, HealthPRO® Rehabilitation recognizes those affected with this debilitating and devastating disease and those that care for them.

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Tags: nursing home operations, Contract Rehab Services, Contract Rehab, Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiver Month, Dementia

CMS to Overhaul 5-Star Nursing Home Rating System

Posted on: October 8, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has big plans for an overhaul  of the five-star nursing home rating system, thanks to the passage of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act, which President Obama signed into law today.

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, Contract Rehab Services, skilled nursing facility, medicare, therapy services, Contract Rehab, HealthPro, Nursing Homes, CMS

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

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Representatives from HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare report continued growth and success during the 7 months since their merger.

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Tags: nursing home operations, Heritage Healthcare, therapy services, Contract Rehab, HealthPro

New Year. New Look. Same Us.

Posted on: January 20, 2014

We’re happy to announce that we’ve updated our brand to better reflect our core values and modernize our look. 

As we step into the New Year with a sense of renewed energy, it was only fair that we applied the same attention to our brand. The key element of our new brand is the design of our icon – an “HP” that incorporates a stylized person, signifying the human element in everything we do – our partnerships with staff, clients, and the patients and residents we serve.

We’ve also taken this opportunity to update our mission statement and core values.

MISSION: To enhance the quality of life of the individuals we serve and foster an environment for all to flourish by providing consistent quality care with honesty and integrity.

SERVICE EXCELLENCE PLEDGE: We strive to be the premier rehabilitation company through exceptional clinical outcomes, incomparable compliance, advanced technology solutions, superior management methods, and extraordinary customer service. We are committed to excellence and developing long-term, strategic partnerships that deliver patient-centered services that consistently surpass the expectations of those we serve.

CORE VALUES:

  • INTEGRITY
      Operate with honesty • Do what’s right • Be ethical • Assure compliance • Fulfill promises • Be the best • Deliver lasting value
  • INNOVATION
      Think & plan innovatively • Create new programs • Be groundbreaking, proactive, & open minded • Stay ahead of the curve • Inspire greatness
  • COMPASSION
      Be passionate, attentive, reliable, & supportive • Understand the challenges faced by our clients & those they serve • Proactively communicate • Always follow through • Create strong relationships
  • GROWTH
      Exemplify team work • Provide opportunities – professional & personal • Create a positive environment • Develop programs that foster patient progress
  • RESPONSIBILITY
      Know the financial impact of your actions & decisions • Be responsible & cost effective • Analyze the numbers • Ensure success • Emphasize quality & efficiency
  • DEDICATION
      Work hard, play hard, enjoy what you do • Do what it takes • Never give up • Be smart • Have fun • Be loyal
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Tags: nursing home operations, skilled nursing facility, therapy services

CMS RELEASES FINAL RULE FOR 2014

Posted on: December 18, 2013

QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE ALERT!

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

Finance SGR Package Replaces Therapy Caps With Prior Authorization

Posted on: December 18, 2013

The below excerpts were taken from an article posted on InsideHealthPolicy.com on
December 10, 2013.

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Tags: nursing home operations, skilled nursing facility, medicare

New CPT Evaluation Codes for SLPs

Posted on: November 22, 2013

Effective January 1, 2014, CPT code 92506 will no longer be available for billing practice. CPT code 92506 is used for billing for the evaluation of speech, language, voice, communication, and/or auditory processing. This code is considered an “umbrella” code and will be replaced with four new, more specific evaluation codes related to language, speech sound production, voice and resonance, and fluency disorders.

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, CPT Codes

HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare Inc. Merger

Posted on: November 4, 2013

November 1, 2013 – Representatives from HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare announced this week that the two companies have merged.

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