Harmony Healthcare Blog

Medicare Part B Evaluation Billing

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Sep 06, 2012

Every good treatment starts with the evaluation process.  A thorough evaluation is key, but the documentation is cumbersome and time consuming.  Frequently, therapists give away services to the Part B population of the skilled nursing facility simply because they feel the services are too insignificant to warrant the laborious task of documenting what we do. 

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Topics: Therapy, Medicare Part B

SNF Denial Management

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

Surely you have heard that there are “denials” now in the skilled care world, but do you know what this means?  There are more and more auditing agencies popping up everyday, from ACO to ZPIC, and the acronyms can make your head spin.  Has your facility helped to keep your rehab team informed on what types of audits are present in the current climate?  Or have you been doing your own research to stay afloat?  What kind of tools do you feel you need to better understand the world of “denials”?

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Topics: ACOs, SNF, Therapy, Denial Management

Harmony Healthcare Launching Therachirps Blog!

Posted by The Harmony Team on Wed, Jan 11, 2012

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Topics: Medicare, Therapy, Medicaid, Reimbursement, LTC

Therapy Involvement with Pain Assessment

Posted by The Harmony Team on Wed, Jun 15, 2011

Pain is a debilitating side affect that many LTC patients battle during the recovery process.  The Rehab department team members can be a comrade with nursing to combat the signs and symptoms of pain. Upon evaluation of a patient, when therapy identifies pain as a problem, a plan of care should be designed to address this pain. Harmony includes the following guidelines regarding pain management that apply to therapy as well as to nursing.

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Topics: Therapy, Pain Assessment

SNF Therapy Legislative Updates

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, Feb 23, 2011

 

 
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Topics: Legislation, Therapy, Medicare Part B, MPPR

Therapy Caps for 2010

Posted by The Harmony Team on Thu, May 20, 2010

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Topics: Therapy

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