A Single Solution to 3 Common Sources of Denial in Inpatient Rehab

 It’s probably no surprise to inpatient rehab providers that the level of scrutiny from auditors has intensified in the last few years. Unfortunately, with CMS’ movement toward a single payment model for all post-acute care, the scrutiny is likely to…

Written by: Shelley Urban on Monday, April 24, 2017

3 Reporting Tips Everyone in Rehab Needs to Know

Data is all around us!  But how do we use this data for optimizing how we manage our practice? All of us are familiar with reports, but do they really give us the information when we need it and in…

Written by: Virginia Littlepage on Friday, April 21, 2017

Blog: Not all CPT Codes are Equal When it Comes to CCI

Apply modifiers correctly if you want to resolve the conflict One of the questions I get a lot when talking to clients is, “How do I resolve CCI conflicts on my charges?” Even when your software identifies the conflict, someone…

Written by: Dennis Stevenson Jr., MBA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blog: Five Big Takeaways from the “Getting the Most out of the AM-PAC” Workshop

How the experts advise rehab providers get started collecting outcomes On April 5, almost 90 people gathered on the campus of Boston University for the “Getting the Most Out of the AM-PAC:  Workshop for Clinical Users” event. The focus of…

Written by: Dennis Stevenson Jr., MBA on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Are you prepared for more IRF-PAI changes?

Most inpatient rehab providers believe they could have been more prepared for the FY 2017 IRF-PAI. So start now for FY 2018 and beyond. When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the FY 2017 inpatient rehab facility…

Written by: Shelley Urban on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Patient Experience: Is a Smart Therapy Documentation System Important?

Every year, there seem to be more and more regulations to follow, processes to adapt to, and documentation requirements to build in. For physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists, this creates more obstacles to doing the primary job,…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Friday, March 31, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

President Trump Releases Blueprint for FY 2018 Budget

By: Shawn Hewitt, OTR/L- Rehab Product Manager at Mediware Since President Trump was elected, many of us have been waiting to see how his proposed policies will impact many federal departments and services related to healthcare. Now that a blueprint…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab

New Eval Codes for OT/PT Jan. 1, 2017: Who Needs to Follow Them?

We have been blogging and communicating with our current clients about what should be done regarding the new eval codes for OT/PT starting Jan. 1, 2017. There are still many questions about WHO needs to use the NEW evaluation CPT…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Acute Care Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab

The Year Isn’t Over Yet! Time to Focus on the New OT/PT CPT Codes

SIMPLIFY CPT CODING! Discover the remarkably powerful rules engine in MediLinks Learn more Just as we all gear down from the rush of assuring our inpatient rehab facilities were ready for the new quality measures effective October 1, 2016, it…

Written by: Virginia Littlepage on Monday, November 21, 2016 Outpatient Rehab

New Evaluation Codes for OT/PT and Complexity: What Do These Changes Mean?

SIMPLIFY CPT CODING! Discover the remarkably powerful rules engine in MediLinks Learn more In early September 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced important changes in regards to occupational and physical therapy evaluation and re-evaluation codes. Starting January 1, 2017,…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Outpatient Rehab