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Introducing RISE Senior Living - A HealthPRO Heritage Brand

Posted on: July 7, 2021

We’re excited to announce a new name for our Senior Living health & wellness division – RISE Senior Living by HealthPRO Heritage. Our new name best represents the work we’ve done for over a decade to help seniors live their best lives, whether they live in independent or assisted living, memory care communities, or CCRCs. 

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HealthPRO Heritage VP Re-Elected for a Second Term as President of NARA

Posted on: June 30, 2021

Kelly M. Cooney, M.A. CCC-SLP, CHC and Vice President of Compliance and Training for Therapy Specialists, a HealthPRO Heritage company, was recently re-elected for a second 2-year term as President of the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies.

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Home Health 2022 Proposed Rule Highlights

Posted on: June 30, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Home Health 2022 proposed rule on Monday, June 28, 2021. We're breaking down the details, enjoying the fireworks (including a slight increase in reimbursement!), and talking future of home health.

Most Notable Elements of the Proposed Rule

CMS is proposing a $310M increase in Home Health payments in 2022, which equates to an increase in payment by 1.8%! This proposed increase adjusts the 30-day payment base rate from $1901.12 to $2012.43. However, despite quite a bit of controversy and advocacy efforts to have the behavioral adjustments that were implemented in 2020 with the conversion to PDGM modified, they remain intact at a 4.36%.

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Tags: Home Health Agency, contract therapy, Proposed Rule

Discover Opportunities with CMI PRO Prescriptive Analytics

Posted on: June 28, 2021

HealthPRO Heritage proudly introduces the industry’s most sophisticated billing + coding + analytics system, CMI PRO Prescriptive Analytics ; for skilled nursing operators in states with Medicaid case mix index reimbursement.
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Not All Analytics Are Created Equal

Posted on: June 24, 2021

Having the backing of analytics is the cornerstone of everything HealthPRO Heritage does. In order to progress partnerships with patient outcomes, the value of analytics has never been more clear. Learn how not all analytics are created equal from global researcher and analytics leader Gartner below.

There are four types of analytics: Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive, and Prescriptive. The chart below outlines the levels of these four categories. It compares the amount of value-added to an organization versus the complexity it takes to implement.

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Top Five Misconceptions About Changing Therapy Providers

Posted on: June 24, 2021

Has your organization considered a change in your therapy services partner but is hesitant about taking the steps to do so? Or are you overwhelmed by the worry of a disruptive transitional process? First, acknowledge the challenges. Then, overcome them! Five common concerns are called out below, along with solutions for operators wanting to make important, strategic changes for the future of their therapy department. 

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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