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Changes from CMS: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted on: January 9, 2020

For the New Year, CMS has gifted our industry important changes as detailed in the draft item sets for the MDS 3.0 labeled 1.18.0.

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Tags: CMS Update 2020

OASIS-D1: Who, What, When, and Why

Posted on: January 7, 2020

The Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) is almost one week underway! In order to assist with the transition to PDGM, CMS has updated OASIS data collection. These revisions include the addition of two new items and change twenty-three existing items as optional at some OASIS time points. Let’s breakdown the changes. 

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM, Patient-Driven Grouping Model

PDPM Success: Out of the Gate!

Posted on: January 7, 2020

Nothing could make us happier at HealthPRO® Heritage than to see our partners succeed. After an initial evaluation of the PDPM transition, our team is proud to share positive news, optimistic trends, and three important lessons learned...

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PDGM Eve and 2019 in Review

Posted on: December 31, 2019

PDGM Implementation is Tomorrow! 
In 2019, we've published extensive break-downs of the things you may need to know about therapy in Home Health Agencies and Senior Living facilities. 

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM, Patient-Driven Grouping Model, Home Health Agency, CMS Update 2020

For Outcomes Excellence Under PDGM, Embrace Therapy

Posted on: December 19, 2019

Inclusion of therapy in an interdisciplinary care plan under PDGM represents one of the greatest opportunities to impact patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM

HealthPRO® Heritage at Home Consulting – More Than Advice

Posted on: December 10, 2019

HealthPRO® Heritage at Home is fully prepared to bring its expertise and resources to home health agencies looking to strategize and succeed under PDGM. Among the many offerings to agencies are [+ downloadable checklist*]:

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Tags: PDGM, Home Health Agency

2019 Year in Review

Posted on: December 6, 2019

What's been on your mind? 
More than 90,000 visitors have clicked through HealthPRO® Heritage resources to access updates & advice from our subject-matter experts. 

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Tags: Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, CMS Update 2019

Raise Expectations: Therapists Working at the Top of License

Posted on: November 21, 2019

Have you heard the expression “Therapists working at the top of their license?” For those of you who are part of the HealthPRO® Heritage family, either associate or partner, then the answer is surely “Yes.”  But what specifically does this phrase mean?

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Under PDGM: Add Up the Benefits of Contract Therapy

Posted on: November 19, 2019

A common assumption among home health providers is that outsourcing rehab services is costly.  But a close look at the benefits of contracted therapy demonstrates a very different perspective. 

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Tags: Contract Rehab, Home Health, PDGM, In-House Therapy

Emerging Trends: Coding Under PDPM

Posted on: November 14, 2019

More than 70% of hospitals outsource at least a portion of coding duties to professional Certified Coders. This fact begs the question: Why shouldn’t skilled nursing operators also seek out the expertise of professional coding experts to optimize coding? After all, accurate, optimal, and timely coding is critical to PDPM success!

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Tags: Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM