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Weekend Warriors: Reduce the Risk of Injuries with These PT Tips

July 23, 2018

A weekend warrior is someone who may not have time for themselves during the week due to juggling school, family, kids, and work. With no time to spare during the week, your workouts may fall on the weekend days, having you trying to fit a week’s worth of physical activity into two short days.

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CDC Recommends PT Over Opioids

May 29, 2018

CDC Recommends PT Over Opioids The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concerned that sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States even though there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report, this month released guidelines for prescribing the narcotic pain medication.

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The Top 5 Stretches to Minimize Back Pain

April 30, 2018

Have you suffered from back pain? If so, you know how it can take over your life, preventing you from doing the things you love. But did you know a few simple stretching exercises can help you stay strong and prevent recurrent problems? It may sound too good to be true, but the proof is … Continue reading “The Top 5 Stretches to Minimize Back Pain”

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Pursuing a Career in Occupational Therapy?

March 15, 2018

Occupational therapists (OT) help people develop, recover, and improve the skills they need to live a full and active life. Occupational therapy helps improve cognitive, physical, sensory and motor functions—as well as emotional well-being. Are you curious about occupational therapist jobs or even how to become an OT? Here we’ll walk you through each step … Continue reading “Pursuing a Career in Occupational Therapy?”

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AHA Advises Development For New Skilled Nursing Facility’s Payment System

December 13, 2017

AHA Advises Development For New Skilled Nursing Facility’s Payment System   The American Hospital Association (AHA) has advised The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to devise an alternate method of reimbursement for skilled nursing facilities before the changes become part of the Rulemaking procedures. An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released in April … Continue reading “AHA Advises Development For New Skilled Nursing Facility’s Payment System”

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How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare For Two-Sided Risk

December 13, 2017

How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare For Two-Sided Risk Alternative payment models are becoming the norm for healthcare providers, as they transition to value-based care. With the implementation of this type of care, providers are expected to assume higher levels of risk by both commercial and government payers. The Medicare Shared Savings Program was introduced in … Continue reading “How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare For Two-Sided Risk”

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Major State of Change For Population Health

December 13, 2017

Major State of Change For Population Health   Population health management is undergoing a massive change throughout 2017. Some of the larger changes include substantial initiatives for patient engagement as well as increased investments in health IT platforms. Smaller shifts in the industry are also apparent across the board, in the form of changes to … Continue reading “Major State of Change For Population Health”

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CMS Expands Mandatory Bundling Program

July 30, 2017

CMS Expands Mandatory Bundling Program to Cardiac Care, Including Rehab The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the latest in its move toward value-based payment systems—this time through the introduction of a mandatory bundling program for care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks, including provisions that would incentivize the use of … Continue reading “CMS Expands Mandatory Bundling Program”

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Are you protecting the privacy of the MDS Data?

July 30, 2017

MDS Data Protection As a facility submitting MDS data to CMS, you must abide by the Federal and State regulations with respect to maintaining resident data. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Long Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 version 1.13 states that “all contractual agreements, regardless of their type, involving the MDS … Continue reading “Are you protecting the privacy of the MDS Data?”

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What is a Compliance Program?

July 30, 2017

Although there are many definitions and descriptions of a compliance program at its most basic level it is a method for an organization to ensure that there are methods identified for prevention, detection, collaboration and enforcement of all applicable federal and state laws governing the organization. An effective compliance program is an ongoing process. It … Continue reading “What is a Compliance Program?”

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