Industry Updates

Happy PT Month!

Question 1: In order to ensure a comprehensive evaluation, what standardized tests and measures should be utilized and why? What deficits/impairments are anticipated?

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Happy PT Month!

The past several months we have focused our Fast Fact Fridays on improving the quality of our documentation. We’ve focused on elements of the care plan including assessment (tests/measures), diagnos…

Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements

“The ability to understand what is most important to an individual is foundational to the provision of person-centered care. The ability for providers and care managers to communicate and coordinate…

Patient Refusal

Most clinicians have experienced or heard about the patient that refuses therapy, are difficult to engage or that challenge us to keep them involved and motivated. There will be times when patients re…

Happy National Rehab Week!

Each year, we pause to reflect on the importance of rehabilitation in healthcare and the successes of the entire interdisciplinary team including occupational, physical and speech therapists and rehab…

NEW CMS Audits Expected

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website https://www.cms.gov, there have been recent updates to their fraud and improper payment audit process.

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Is Your Backpack Causing Pain?

Fall is upon us and the kids are heading back to school which means backpacks loaded with books, supplies, food and other fun stuff! In addition to our children many of us use backpacks in our daily j…

Documenting Patient/Caregiver Education & Training

Overview of Patient/Caregiver Education
Documentation of patient education and training as well as the response to the training is critical in our documentation of skilled services.

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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…