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What is Next for 1135 Waivers?

Posted on: April 15, 2021

With almost 90 days since the last formal extension of the CMS 1135 waivers, many are asking the status of these waivers as they offer providers a much-needed opportunity to leverage the advantages of waivers related to the 3-day hospital stay requirement, skilling in place and the 60-day wellness break (Please see HealthPRO Heritage’s prior communication here for details.)  While the industry interpreted the extension of the waivers as welcomed news, that same announcement also indicated there could be a termination of the PHE (and therefore an end to the full use of the 1135 waivers) at any time with 60 days notification.
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Tags: COVID-19

Occupational Therapy + Schools = A Winning Equation!

Posted on: April 12, 2021

New to school-based occupational therapy (OT)?

Are you a new grad and just received a position as an OT/OTA in the schools?

Or perhaps you are curious what school-based OT looks like.

Whatever your interest, this will be your pediatric primer for everything you need to know about occupational therapy in the schools...

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Tags: occupational therapy, School-Based Therapy, Pediatrics

Specialized Telehealth Clinicians for Your Medically Complex Patients

Posted on: March 17, 2021

For almost a year, patient's access to therapists was halted as a direct result of the pandemic, prohibiting therapists from conducting services on site. As a result, patient's needs increased and emerging technology such as Telehealth has been critical in the treatment of patients. However, pairing medically complex patients with specialized clinicians has at times, been difficult.
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Tags: Teletherapy, Telehealth

5 Essential Resources Expert Therapy Partners Should Have

Posted on: March 16, 2021

As more and more home health agencies shift to outsourcing their therapy services, it is important to understand the qualities that a great therapy partner should have. Certainly, therapy is an integral component of delivering quality care in the home and it’s critical to chose the right partner that can provide therapy expertise along with resources for success.

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Tags: Home Health Agency, contract therapy, outsourcing therapy

The Future of Post-Acute Care Models, Payment Systems & Home Health

Posted on: March 15, 2021

Join HealthPRO Heritage & industry leaders on  Wednesday, March  24  for  three complimentary, CEU-accredited webinars RE: opportunities presented by innovative post-acute care models; progressive payment systems; & the new frontier of home & community-based services.
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Tags: #companyupdates

Top 2021 Trends and Building Back Census Webinars

Posted on: March 11, 2021

The impact of the pandemic will require senior care providers to explore innovative ways to build back reputation & occupancy. Join HealthPRO Heritage & other industry leaders on   Tuesday, March 23  for three unique webinars focused on the importance of leveraging industry trends to evolve & overcome the challenges of 2020.
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Tags: #companyupdates

CDC Releases Guidance for Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Posted on: March 8, 2021

With over 90 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the United States since December, and an additional 2.2 million doses given each day, many find them themselves asking what they or their loved ones, can and can’t do.  
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Tags: COVID-19

Declining Census? Take Action!

Posted on: March 1, 2021

The financial viability of LTC providers is being pressure-tested like never before. Many face significant challenges related to COVID-19, including sharp declines in census and increased costs related to PPE, premium labor, and other safety measures. 
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Tags: census development

Advantages of Outsourcing Therapy for Home Health Agencies

Posted on: February 25, 2021

As home health agencies work to implement strategies to provide quality patient care while also reaching operational success, many agencies are outsourcing all or a portion of therapy services to a trusted partner.

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Tags: Home Health Agency, contract therapy, outsourcing therapy

Are You Confident in Your Community's Infection Control Process?

Posted on: February 18, 2021

After one+ year of facing the threat of COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities, some senior living & skilled nursing operators continue to wrestle with assuring consistent infection control. Why? Consider what unique circumstances may impact your frontline staff & their ability to 'stay the course' on maintaining above-board infection prevention practices.
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Tags: infection prevention