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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

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

Managing the Plan of Care

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As every rehab provider knows, one critical aspect of the documentation process is the plan of care, which must be developed and certified within 30 days of the initial treatment. In addition, plans must also be recertified every 90 days…

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

Could CMS Suspend New Quality Reporting Requirements and Meaningful Use?


The AHA recommends that CMS suspend post-acute care quality reporting requirements finalized on or after Aug. 1, 2015. On June 13, the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Vermer asking the organization to “reduce administrative…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How to Attract New Patients Using Social Media


When looking for health information, 59% of adults in the U.S. turn to the Internet. Users trust medical information from doctors and hospitals more than health insurers and drug companies, according to a Pricewaterhouse Cooper survey of over 1,000 patients.…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, June 26, 2017

Two-Midnight Rule Under Scrutiny


In a recent report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) expressed concern that the two-midnight rule isn’t working. The OIG found several weaknesses in hospital billing under Medicare’s two-midnight rule, including a large number of short inpatient stays. Upon studying…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Bill for Locum Tenens as a PT


As of June 13, 2017, patients you serve in your outpatient therapy practice may be able to continue receiving therapy, even when you take a temporary leave from work. This arrangement, which was previously known as “locum tenens” and applicable…

Written by: Mediware Bloggers on Monday, June 19, 2017

Using EHR Data: Five Things to Think About When Striving to Provide Quality Care, Stay Profitable, and Manage Compliance

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As many providers deal with adopting electronic health records (EHR), there is an immense opportunity (or there should be) to use the data being documented and collected. This information can help practice owners be informed of patterns in their performance…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mediware Updates Industry Leading G-Code Tool to Support New Assessments for Pelvic Floor Diagnoses


Based on user input 14 new assessments have been added to the conversion tool Functional Limitation Reporting G-Codes continue to be a challenge for many providers who bill for services under Medicare part B. This is especially true for providers…

Written by: Dennis Stevenson Jr., MBA on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Will your IRFs Documentation Pass an Audit?

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The dreaded request for documentation for determining whether it contains sufficient information to support the IRF claim! If you are already under review, then you know what I am talking about. However, if you aren’t then it is time to…

Written by: Virginia Littlepage on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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