Industry Updates

Determination of “Evaluation Only”

The therapist, after completing an evaluation, may determine further intervention is not necessary beyond evaluation. This may occur, for example, if the patient was referred for an evaluation due to…

Documentation/Billing For Student Services Part II

The August 1, 2017 FFF -Part I Documentation/Billing for Student Services provided regulatory guidance on billing for student services. One of the primary responsibilities of both the supervisor and t…

Documentation/Billing For Student Services

We are very fortunate to have a robust and successful Student Clinical Internship program. In 2016 we provided 1470 student placements. So far in 2017, we are on track for even greater success with 10…

Part A Diagnosis Determinations

Recent internal and external IRO and Medicare audit focus has been centered around review of medical and treatment diagnoses on our therapy documentation, and whether those diagnoses support the need…

What is Reviewed during a QA Billing Audit/Review

Compliance audits, IRO audits, internal Quality Assurance audits and billing audits ~ oh my! I’m sure you’ve wondered about the purpose of these audits and what benefit is obtained from them. The…

DOCupedia Your One-Stop-Shop for Improved Documentation

To continuously assist the field with improving documentation as well as providing educational resources to comply with Medicare regulations, hundreds of Fast Fact Fridays have been written. However,…

What NOT to Write in a Daily Progress Note

We provide many resources that refer directly to “what to include in documentation”. We don’t often say what “not” to include in documentation. Today we are addressing what not to write in a…

INDEPENDENCE – Important to our Nation and our Patients

No matter our age, we all strive for and enjoy independence. From the time we are born, our parents teach us how to care for ourselves until we reach adulthood, then we begin the process of teaching o…

Developing and Implementing an Action Plan

An action plan is a tool by which we follow up on identified issues or concerns. Many of us are familiar with the term and with various formats of action plans. From a RehabCare standpoint, an action…

Determining Frequency Intensity and Duration: What are the Guidelines?

Treating clinicians unfortunately, occasionally get into routines. We’ve all been there; here are a few examples. Skilled services to focus on: Therapeutic exercise, ADL retraining, functional mobil…