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Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

April 26, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Debbie Hanka

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. 

Interdisciplinary rehab helps seniors with chronic pain

March 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New findings suggest that the more people at the rehabilitation table, the more seniors with chronic pain benefit. 

The therapy coding overhaul

March 24, 2017  |  Caralyn Davis

CMS's recent changes to therapy code sets are rocking the provider world. This primer will help your facility transition to the new CPT codes and the new Medicare reimbursement rules that are coming next.

Volunteers of America buys into Centrex Rehab

February 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Nonprofit Volunteers of America has become part owner of Centrex Rehab, allowing the company to nearly double in size.

Providers, Medicare renew battle over therapy services

February 1, 2017  |  Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News

Four years after the Jimmo court case, Medicare officials, providers and senior advocates still can't agree on how to handle ongoing therapy services for patients who aren't improving.

A co-managed approach to hip fractures

February 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pairing geriatricians and geriatrics-trained clinicians with orthopedic surgeons to improve outcomes for seniors with hip fractures.

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey

Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

December 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Kindred is first LTC site to win NIST quality award

November 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a rehab facility tucked in the rural mountains of Idaho for its leadership in excellence and quality.

U. Pitt to study exercise and brain health

November 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

How much does exercise matter to brain aging? Does the type of exercise affect outcomes? University of Pittsburgh researchers just got $21 million to explore the questions.

OIG scrutinizes SNFs and therapy reimbursement

November 14, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-chief

The office’s 2017 workplan targets rehabilitation, hospice and hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, in addition to SNF billing.


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