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Person-Centered Therapy Services

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Mar 15, 2018

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Therapy Services (PT/OT/ST) rendered in SNF are subject to the parameters outlined in the Medicare Benefit Policy, Chapter 8. 

Specifically, the daily skills, knowledge and judgement of therapist are necessary for the provision of said services as no other caregiver is qualified to render the interventions.  The ultimate goals of skilled therapy are for the patient to: 

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Topics: Person-Centered Care

Person-Centered Care: Quality of Care and Quality of Life

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Fri, Dec 15, 2017

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


The Requirements of Participation raised the bar for the nursing home industry. The 700 plus page document defines the criterion for Quality.  That is, Quality of Care and Quality of Life. 

The concept of person-centered care is evolving into a standard versus a notion.  Healthcare Providers are re-thinking the historical service delivery model and inspecting the mechanism for change.

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Topics: Person-Centered Care, Requirements of Participation

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Building Quality-Driven Communities

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Interview with Phil Scalo, CEO of Bartley Healthcare

Kris Mastrangelo, President of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) interviews Phil Scalo, CEO of Bartley Healthcare located in New Jersey, in the AHCA Provider Lounge.  Phil discusses the importance of providing quality-driven customer-based services.   Phil runs his campus as a community, where individuals can feel confident that when they move in they will always have a place for whatever care they need.    Through customer service initiatives such as surveys, Phil is prepared to meet all of his residents' needs - be it bringing rehab to Assisted Living or providing more private rooms for incoming baby boomers (Audio transcription below).

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Person-Centered Care

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Meeting the Needs of Baby Boomers

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Interview with Tom Coble, President - Elmbrook Management Company

Kris Mastrangelo, President of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) interviews Tom Coble, President of Elmbrook Management Company, in the AHCA Provider Lounge.  Tom discusses the future of providers and healthcare models.  He says it will be a delicate balance as providers will need to blend medical models (skilled nursing facilities) with social models (home care, community based)  in order to meet the needs and desires of the incoming baby boomer generation. (Audio transcription below).

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Topics: Healthcare Models, Baby Boomers, Person-Centered Care

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Redefining the Role of Rehab in Person-Centered Care

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Interview with Martha Schram, President - Aegis Therapies

Kris Mastrangelo, President of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) interviews Martha Schram, President of Aegis Therapies in the AHCA Provider Lounge.  Martha discusses how the role of rehab will continue to change in order to meet the standards of person-centered care.   Deploying a risk management mindset, the rehab team needs to help the SNF accomplish its goals and reduce avoidable hospitalizations. (Audio transcription below).

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Topics: Person-Centered Care, Rehab

Person-Centered Care Planning: Insight to Resident Assessment

Posted by Melissa Fox on Fri, Jan 20, 2017

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


In our previous blog post (read here), Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) discussed the 4 Foundational Concepts of a Person-Centered Care. As we continue to discuss the concepts, we'll focus on defining the role of Resident Assessment in Person-Centered Care Planning.

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Topics: Person-Centered Care, Requirements of Participation

Person-Centered Care Planning: 4 Foundational Concepts

Posted by Melissa Fox on Wed, Jan 18, 2017

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) continues to work with providers to mine through the implementation of Phase 1 of Requirements of Participation (RoP). One area we begin to discuss is the foundational concept of Person Centered Care Planning.

The Implementation of Phase 1 of RoP, (which began November 28, 2016) reports 4 Foundational Concepts for Person Centered Care Planning:

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Topics: Person-Centered Care, Requirements of Participation

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