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7 Reasons Your Staff Should Be Confident in COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on: January 18, 2021

For more than 10 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your staff in countless ways.

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Tags: COVID-19

SNFs – Are You Leveraging CMS 1135 Waivers

Posted on: January 11, 2021

L ast week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services extended the Public Health Emergency (set to expire on January 21) thru April 21. 
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Tags: CMS, COVID-19

Occupational Therapy Win for Home Health Start of Care Visits

Posted on: January 8, 2021

As most in the industry are aware, current Medicare policy does not allow occupational therapy alone to establish eligibility for home health services, unlike physical therapy and speech-language pathology. Occupational therapy plays an essential role in home health, but is currently only able to stand alone or continue services after an individual has been discharged from all other home health service.

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Tags: occupational therapy, PDGM, Home Health Agency

Highlights of 2020 Year in Review

Posted on: December 16, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, HealthPRO Heritage shares highlights from our long list of resources offered in service to our senior care industry during this challenging year. 
Thank you for engaging with HealthPRO Heritage broadcasts, white papers & updates that we hope served to guide + inform + support!
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Tags: #companyupdates

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Good News!
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Tags: COVID-19

HealthPRO Heritage Expands & Diversifies with Acquisition in South

Posted on: December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020. HealthPRO® Heritage (“HealthPRO”) completed the acquisition of Southern Flex Rehabilitation & Consulting ("SoFlex") on November 1, 2020.

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Tags: Acquisitions, senior living, Home Health, Pediatrics

CMS' Final Rule Packs a Punch

Posted on: December 2, 2020

C MS' vision for the future of America's health care system came into focus with the release of the Final Rule yesterday.
The 2000+ page document outlined several important changes in support of maximizing patient care time; broadening access to services; and incentivizing physicians to work at the top of their license.
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Potential Relief for Providers: New Legislation on Physician Fee Schedule

Posted on: November 25, 2020

Amidst the many challenges facing the long-term care industry in 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced potentially devastating proposed cuts to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) back in August. (Note: The PFS is CMS’ way of calculating how therapists are reimbursed for delivering Medicare Part B services.)
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Tags: Physician Fee Schedule, CMS Physician Fee Schedule, advocacy

Understanding the Financial Penalties with Late RAP Submission in 2021

Posted on: November 24, 2020

As most home health providers are aware, beginning on 1/1/21 financial penalties will start to incur for any RAP (Request for Anticipated Payment) submission that occurs after 5 days from when a patient is admitted to home health services. Here is a breakdown of what this updated RAP submission will look like and exactly what financial penalties will occur:

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Tags: PDGM, Home Health Agency

Ensuring Financial Solvency with LUPA Mitigation and OASIS Scoring

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Reimbursement, revenue, payment, or better yet, the term “cash flow” seems to be on the mind of every home health agency in the nation today. Not only were agencies hit with the RAP reduction from 60% to a minimum 20% with the start of PDGM in January 2020; but the COVID-19 pandemic, which began in March, seemed to throw gasoline onto an already large cash flow fire by increasing the occurrence of LUPAs (Low Utilization Payment Adjustment).

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Tags: PDGM, Home Health Agency, LUPA