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Speech + ABA = Complementary Therapies

Posted on: May 26, 2021

Speech therapy and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and are both recommended and effective therapies for treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often times the therapies are complementary with each other and many children diagnosed with Autism receive services from both types of providers.

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Tags: speech therapy, Pediatrics, aba, autism services

OT + ABA = A Remarkable Partnership

Posted on: April 28, 2021

HealthPRO Pediatrics has been providing therapy services for children of all ages for 35+ years. In 2020, our partnership with Alternatives ABA – a multi-specialty clinical practice specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder – took our offerings to another level by adding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to our roster.

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Tags: occupational therapy, Pediatrics, aba, autism services

Therapy Intensity Tied to Positive Outcomes

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Recently, AOTA and APTA have released a first-of-its-kind joint study “Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings” (TOPS) that demonstrates a correlation between functional physical & occupational therapy interventions & positive outcomes, including increased strength, endurance, independence, balance and improved functional cognition in patients across post-acute care settings.   

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Occupational Therapy + Early Intervention = Helping Children Succeed

Posted on: April 15, 2021

Occupational therapy (OT) in early intervention (EI) can help families with children (birth to three years) with developmental delays (or at risk for developmental delays) improve motor, social, sensory processing, play, and cognitive skills. Occupational therapists, specifically, are trained in activity analysis (the way in which we take apart activities and routines and simplify them down to their most basic skill) which allows us to pinpoint the specific skillsets needed of the child and individualize our treatment plans for each child and family. Because no child is exactly the same and no family is the same, what works for one family will not work for another.

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Tags: occupational therapy, Pediatrics, early intervention

What is Next for 1135 Waivers?

Posted on: April 15, 2021

With almost 90 days since the last formal extension of the CMS 1135 waivers, many are asking the status of these waivers as they offer providers a much-needed opportunity to leverage the advantages of waivers related to the 3-day hospital stay requirement, skilling in place and the 60-day wellness break (Please see HealthPRO Heritage’s prior communication here for details.)  While the industry interpreted the extension of the waivers as welcomed news, that same announcement also indicated there could be a termination of the PHE (and therefore an end to the full use of the 1135 waivers) at any time with 60 days notification.
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Tags: COVID-19

Occupational Therapy + Schools = A Winning Equation!

Posted on: April 12, 2021

New to school-based occupational therapy (OT)?

Are you a new grad and just received a position as an OT/OTA in the schools?

Or perhaps you are curious what school-based OT looks like.

Whatever your interest, this will be your pediatric primer for everything you need to know about occupational therapy in the schools...

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Tags: occupational therapy, School-Based Therapy, Pediatrics

Specialized Telehealth Clinicians for Your Medically Complex Patients

Posted on: March 17, 2021

For almost a year, patient's access to therapists was halted as a direct result of the pandemic, prohibiting therapists from conducting services on site. As a result, patient's needs increased and emerging technology such as Telehealth has been critical in the treatment of patients. However, pairing medically complex patients with specialized clinicians has at times, been difficult.
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Tags: Teletherapy, Telehealth

5 Essential Resources Expert Therapy Partners Should Have

Posted on: March 16, 2021

As more and more home health agencies shift to outsourcing their therapy services, it is important to understand the qualities that a great therapy partner should have. Certainly, therapy is an integral component of delivering quality care in the home and it’s critical to chose the right partner that can provide therapy expertise along with resources for success.

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Tags: Home Health Agency, contract therapy, outsourcing therapy

The Future of Post-Acute Care Models, Payment Systems & Home Health

Posted on: March 15, 2021

Join HealthPRO Heritage & industry leaders on  Wednesday, March  24  for  three complimentary, CEU-accredited webinars RE: opportunities presented by innovative post-acute care models; progressive payment systems; & the new frontier of home & community-based services.
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Tags: #companyupdates

Top 2021 Trends and Building Back Census Webinars

Posted on: March 11, 2021

The impact of the pandemic will require senior care providers to explore innovative ways to build back reputation & occupancy. Join HealthPRO Heritage & other industry leaders on   Tuesday, March 23  for three unique webinars focused on the importance of leveraging industry trends to evolve & overcome the challenges of 2020.
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Tags: #companyupdates