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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

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

How Automation Can Protect your Reimbursement

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As with most healthcare services, payers limit the amount of coverage available for outpatient physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. There are circumstances under which patients can quality for additional coverage beyond the established therapy caps, but there…

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

How to Increase Efficiency in Documentation


Accurate documentation and clinical charting is one of the most time-consuming tasks that outpatient therapy practices have to manage. But it can be accomplished efficiently without sacrificing reimbursement, compliance, or patient care. The best way to increase efficiency is to…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, July 10, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

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

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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