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Using Standardized Testing to Improve Therapy Documentation

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Fri, Jul 25, 2014

With the spiraling cost of health care in the United States, it is critical to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of therapy treatment.  As payers, health care systems and the public question the efficacy and cost effectiveness of rehabilitation, objective documentation is becoming more important.  Therapists must have a more scientific basis for their practice.  Evidence based treatment is indeed best practice.  Referrals are increasingly based on objective, value-based criteria including metric-driven rehabilitation performance, rates of successful home discharges, re-hospitalization rates and patient experience ratings. 

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Topics: Therapy Documentation, G-Codes

Outpatient Therapy G-Codes: Supporting Skilled Care

Posted by Elisa Bovee on Sat, Aug 17, 2013

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been ardently trying to collect data on patient function during the course of outpatient therapy in order to better understand patient outcomes and develop a reimbursement system that is appropriate for the services rendered.  

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Topics: G-Codes

Skilled Therapy Documentation/Standardized Testing

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Sat, Jul 20, 2013

With the spiraling cost of health care in the United States, it is critical to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of therapy treatment.  As payers, health care systems and the public question the efficacy and cost effectiveness of rehabilitation, objective documentation is becoming more important.  Therapists must have a more scientific basis for their practice.  Evidence based treatment is indeed best practice.  Referrals are increasingly based on objective, value-based criteria including metric-driven rehabilitation performance, rates of successful home discharges, re-hospitalization rates and patient experience ratings. 

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Topics: CMS, Medicare Part B, ARD, Therapy, G-Codes

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