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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

What is an Infection Preventionist?

Posted on: May 8, 2020

An Infection Preventionist is a Registered Nurse who is an expert in the policies, procedures, and practices related to pathogen transmission and antibiotic tracking. Count on these specially-trained nurses to:

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Tags: COVID-19, infection prevention

Occupational Therapy Month: Recognizing Innovative OT Practitioners

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Occupational Therapy is One of a Kind!
The unique profession of occupational therapy, deeply rooted in science, focuses on helping individuals across their lifespan to do the things they want or deem necessary to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities or occupations. OT practitioners (occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants) enable individuals of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and wellness, and prevent or adapt to an injury, illness or disability.

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Tags: Occupational Therapist, #OTMonth, occupational therapy

Leveraging Clinical Specialization to Support Caseload Growth

Posted on: April 14, 2020

More than ever before, home health agencies need a broad array of clinical programs to attract and effectively manage clinical complexity. And, given the current staffing environment, this can be pretty challenging. However, perhaps one strategic move agencies can make to maintain and grow caseload is to engage a trusted therapy partner to bring specialty programs & expanded skillsets to their overall clinical approach. In turn, this may allow agencies to accept more referrals and expand caseload across payer sources.

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Tags: #homehealth

Nothing to See Here: Proposed Rule FY2021 Outlines (Thankfully) Unremarkable Changes

Posted on: April 11, 2020

On Friday (April 10), CMS issued the FY2021 SNF PPS Proposed Rule (effective October 1, 2020) and proposes unsurprising payment rate adjustments, changes to the case-mix classification code mappings, and tweaks for the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Considering recent pressures related to the COVID-19 crisis, the SNF industry is taking a collective sigh of relief.

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Tags: CMS Update 2020

$100 Billion Infusion of Medicare Dollars to Begin as Early as Today!

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Breaking News: $100 Billion Emergency Fund Distribution Begins
 
CMS plans to release the first $30 billion of the emergency funds as early as today (Friday, April 10, 2020) via electronic payment to providers’ bank accounts.
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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Solutions for HHAs Amidst COVID-19 + PDGM

Posted on: April 9, 2020

HealthPRO® Heritage at Home: PPE/Safety Update
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Tags: PDGM, Home Health Agency, COVID-19, Coronavirus