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Happy National PT Month!

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Every fall, physical therapists celebrate the profession’s transformative power during a month of outreach, reflection, and focused communication. October’s National Physical Therapy Month turns 25 this year, and practitioners around the country are taking the opportunity to raise awareness for…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Thursday, October 12, 2017 Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab

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…

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

Accurately Complete FIM Scoring and IRF-PAI Submissions

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When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rewrote the IRF-PAI assessment in 2016, it nearly doubled in length and included new types of questions with which most therapists were unfamiliar. Unfortunately, many IRFs have found that their electronic…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Friday, July 14, 2017 Inpatient Rehab

Solve IRF Preadmission Screening Issues


If you aren’t careful, your inpatient rehab facility (IRF) can make mistakes, before even administering any treatment, that will eventually lead to payment denial. Lapses in the preadmission screening process will result in incomplete, delayed, or forgotten evaluations that violate…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, July 3, 2017 Inpatient Rehab

4 Productivity Lessons from IRFPAI 2017


Lessons learned last year can help IRFs prepare for the next change cycle. CMS’ annual updates to the IRFPAI drive significant challenges to IRFs who want to remain compliant and not suffer across-the-board penalties.  From time spent planning and preparing,…

President Trump Releases Blueprint for FY 2018 Budget

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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

Are You Tired of Error Messages and Warning Messages?

Discharge – M0900A. Healed Pressure Ulcers(s) Stage 1 must be blank when M0210 Admission is blank. Missing – GG0170I2. Mobility – Walk 10 feet (Discharge Goal) Missing – GG0170J2. Mobility – Walk 50 feet (Discharge Goal) Admission – C0500. BIMS…

Written by: Virginia Littlepage on Friday, October 28, 2016 Inpatient Rehab

Reminder:  Updates to ICD 10 for October 1, 2016

Just when you thought you had it figured all out, additional changes are coming your way. We blogged about the announcement of new codes in March but wanted to share a friendly reminder to make sure you are taking steps to educate…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Acute Care Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab, icd-10, ICD-10s