Month: November 2018

Managing Dementia and Psychiatric Disease Through Therapy

November 19, 2018

Managing psychiatric and disease-related behavioral issues in the elderly has always been challenging in the skilled nursing facility. The increased awareness of the adverse consequences of these medications along with the requirement to attempt a Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR) has made this process more challenging. CMS has very specific and detailed guidelines related to how … Continue reading “Managing Dementia and Psychiatric Disease Through Therapy”

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Chronic Pain: Physical Therapy Option Over Opioids

November 12, 2018

Chronic pain exacts a terrible toll on human well-being. More than 10 percent of Americans suffer from pain every day, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many more suffer from it sporadically. Academic research has found that pain is one of the biggest sources of unhappiness. Because of chronic pain, the use of opioids has become a public-health … Continue reading “Chronic Pain: Physical Therapy Option Over Opioids”

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CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule

November 8, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule recently that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Fee Schedule starting on January 1, 2019. Some highlights that impact therapists include: Discontinuance of Functional Status Reporting Requirements for Outpatient Therapy: Because of the … Continue reading “CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule”

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