Industry Updates

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…

Committing to Compassionate Care Delivery

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve…

ADRs and Appeals: Revisiting who does what/when

Medicare and other payers routinely look at our rehab documentation in order to determine reimbursement. The good news is that Rehabcare has a dedicated ADR and appeals team, whose job is to facilitat…

Gait Training: OT or PT? That should not be a question.

Occupational therapy’s scope of practice encompasses a broad range of clinical interventions for diverse patient populations throughout the healthcare continuum. Gait analysis and gait training, how…

Transitioning Between Payers

When transitioning between Medicare A and B as well as other payers, appropriate patient documentation must contain all necessary information to reflect the justification for continued skilled therapy…

Concurrent Therapy

Just like providing individual, co-treatment or group treatment, the decision to provide a concurrent treatment to your patients should depend upon clinical reasoning. Which patients would benefit fro…

New 2017 PT and OT Evaluation Code FAQs

Now that the New PT and OT evaluation and Re-evaluation codes have been in effect for 4 months, there are a few questions that have been asked that we wanted to provide answers to…

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Documenting for Cycle Ergometry

As therapists we utilize a variety of treatment techniques and interventions to achieve the goals established for our patients. The use of the cycle ergometry (Omnicycle or Upper Body Ergometer) conti…

WPS Announces New Prepay Edit

Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) announced on April 17, 2017 the initiation of a new prepay edit for complex medical review of Part A inpatient SNF claims in the J5 Jurisdiction. The J5 Jurisdiction…