Rehab/Therapy

Therapy cap survives via congressional inaction

Congress recessed for the final holiday of 2017 without addressing the current Medicare therapy cap exceptions process, set to expire on December 31. Without the exceptions process or an alternative, therapists will not be allowed to provide services above the therapy cap in 2018.

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Creature comforts

Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.

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Five Star bets on wellness, rebrands rehab division

The senior care chain has reshaped its footprint in wellness services for health maintenance and rehabilitation therapy.

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A change in dosage

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

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Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

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

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Got depression? Let’s talk

Residents who have chronic conditions and depression could benefit greatly from participating in support group discussion therapy, new research suggests.

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Volunteers of America buys into Centrex Rehab

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

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Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

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?

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The psychology of rehab

Fretting about CJR and rehab outcomes? Here’s why one of the best additions to your rehabilitation service line might be a psychologist.

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Post-acute care software companies merge

Casamba merges with post-acute software companies HealthWyse and TherapySource as part of a long-term growth strategy. 

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