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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: Which is Right for You?

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When starting up new clinics, rehab professionals often wonder if they should choose in-network or out-of-network payment systems. There’s no right or wrong answer, but there are a few differences to keep in mind as you decide what’s best for…

Patient Engagement in a Digital World

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As I am preparing to write this blog, I find myself torn between writing it in the mindset of a clinical product manager of software OR as a patient that receives care. Bear with me. I will probably bounce back…

Increase Referrals by Fostering Community

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When administering care in your private practice, building relationships with your patients is as important as providing high-quality care. Communication shouldn’t stop the moment a patient walks out the door but should continue throughout the recovery process and after his…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, August 28, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

Using G-Codes and Severity Modifiers in Your FLR Coding

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Avoid the pitfalls of FLR coding, so you can be adequately paid for your therapy services. In order to get paid from Medicare, whether it’s the primary or secondary payer, CMS requires that therapists report patients’ functional limitations at initial…

Written by: David Allen on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

CMS Delivers FY 2018 Final Rule for IRF and SNF


The final changes are much like those proposed earlier this year. On July 31, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining fiscal year (FY) 2018 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Thursday, August 17, 2017

5 Ways Your Front Desk Can Maximize Profits


One of the best ways to ensure your practice remains profitable is to collect every dollar you are owed for the services you provide. Obviously, billing is a key component, and ensuring accurate billing and collections starts at the front…

Written by: David Allen on Monday, August 14, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

New Cards for All Medicare Beneficiaries


Will the updated identification system affect your claims processing? Yes, that’s correct. All Medicare beneficiaries will be issued new Medicare cards. That’s because the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires Medicare to remove social security numbers…

Written by: Virginia Littlepage on Thursday, August 3, 2017 Acute Care Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab

5 Effective Blogging Tips to Increase your Web Traffic


The Internet is a vital medium for patients to share their stories, and people are listening. According to the Pew Research Center, one in four adult Internet users has read or watched someone else’s health experience online in the past…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, July 31, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

Filling the Schedule in your Rehab Facility


Many outpatient rehab providers are in highly competitive areas and must work hard to maintain an edge. If you’re in such a region, you know that efficient, accurate scheduling, along with avoiding no-shows once patients are on your schedule, is…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

CMS 2018 Proposed Rule Suggests Policy, Payment, and Rate Changes


  On July 13, 2017, CMS released the 2018 proposed rule that suggests updates to Medicare payment and policies for services reimbursed under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). This will impact doctors and rehab clinicians alike. For rehab clinicians…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Outpatient Rehab