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Educational Model vs. Medical Model in Pediatric Therapy

Posted on: July 13, 2020

Children can receive therapeutic support for developmental needs through a number of environments such as inpatient/outpatient clinics, the home, and public schools. The location of service for children with therapeutic needs depends on factors such as the child’s age, needs, and funding source. In some cases, a child may receive support from more than one option at the same time. The goal of care may vary depending on the setting.

Let’s discuss these services which are broken down into two primary models: (1) Educational Model (also known as School-Based Services Delivery) and (2) Medical Model. While both models offer beneficial support for children and their family, understanding the differences between the two models can help service providers offer the most effective services within their current environment.

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Tags: School-Based Therapy, Pediatrics

Home Health Proposed Rule for CY2021

Posted on: July 3, 2020

On June 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Home Health proposed rule for 2021.

There were little to no changes with the PDGM payment model and it’s clear that PDGM is here to stay.  Additional highlights from this proposed rule are listed below:

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM

Questions & Answers for Cash Flow Solutions

Posted on: June 29, 2020

Q&A with Hilary Forman, Chief Clinical Strategies Officer at HealthPRO® Heritage identifies opportunities to improve cash flow (and outcomes!) amidst the turmoil of the PDPM transition and COVID-19.

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Tags: COVID-19

Home Health Pledge & Plan Amid COVID

Posted on: June 25, 2020

As the number of new COVID-19 cases rise and fall across the country, HealthPRO® Heritage at Home reminds you that we are prepared above & beyond. Our 3-prong approach + Partnership Pledge provides support in the case of a second wave, or if infections increase in your market.

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM, COVID-19

Home Health Clinical Excellence

Posted on: June 10, 2020

For 15+ years, HealthPRO® Heritage at Home has served the therapy needs of home health agencies who have counted on us as a trusted partner to address the challenges and opportunities unique to home health.

As the industry navigates changes brought by PDGM and COVID-19, HealthPRO® Heritage at Home is well prepared to support partners with meaningful guidance and sophisticated resources that fortify operational success, financial growth, and clinical excellence, including:

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM, COVID-19

COVID-19 Survivors: Are you Ready & Willing to Care for These Patients?

Posted on: May 29, 2020

It is estimated that at least 700,000 COVID-19 survivors will require post-acute care after hospital discharge.  Individuals that survive critical COVID-19 illness are facing serious impairments. They may have profound weakness, deconditioning, delirium, postural instability, decreased lung capacity and significant functional deficits. These individuals require rehabilitation in a post-acute setting to improve functional status prior to returning back to normal life. 

Are you ready and willing to care for these patients? 

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

HealthPRO® Heritage Joins ICAA Task Force to Lead Senior Living Transformation after COVID-19

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Industry thought leaders and key stakeholders to convene on May 27 and May 28, 2020 to chart a path forward for North America's senior living industry.

May 27, 2020 – HealthPRO® Heritage joins more than 160 industry thought leaders to provide guidance for communities throughout North America as they prepare to emerge from a period of quarantine and plan for a new post-COVID era.

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Tags: skilled nursing facility, Active Aging, Rehab Services, senior living, COVID-19

Pediatrics Virtual & Telehealth Services

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Few events in this century have changed the world. COVID-19 has essentially taken every idea of routine and habit that we have all known so well, picked them up, spun them around, and let go, letting all the pieces land where they may, changing every aspect of the world we know.

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Tags: COVID-19, Pediatrics, Teletherapy, Virtual Therapy, Telehealth

Better Hearing & Speech Month: Recognizing Innovative SLPS

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Speech Language Pathology is Making a Difference... One Word at a Time!
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) represent the hope that still glimmers. Amidst our current public health emergency, SLPs' commitment to resident safety and well-being – through effective speech and language treatments, cognitive-communication strategies, and practical solutions for swallowing disorders – are truly extraordinary.

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Tags: speech therapy, Speech Language Pathology, SLP, bhsm

A Clinical Reboot for Senior Living Communities

Posted on: May 11, 2020

The Buzz:
The Senior Living industry is eyeing a likely paradigm shift in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: The need for more robust clinical resources and innovative programming for the millions of seniors aging in place in assisted living, independent living and memory care communities nationwide.

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Tags: Senior Living Community, COVID-19