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HIPAA Compliance Enforcement: Is Your Rehab Program Ready?

October 25, 2013 0 Comments
HIPAA Compliance Enforcement: Is Your Rehab Program Ready?

September 23, 2013 has come and gone, and you are wondering if the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is going to “spot check” your facility for a HIPAA compliance assessment, right?  The HITECH Rule that was part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) presented a number of changes, in particular the requirement that Business […]

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Therapy Practice: Plan of Care Determined by Benefit Design? #SolvePT

October 6, 2013 4 Comments
Therapy Practice: Plan of Care Determined by Benefit Design? #SolvePT

When a patient presents for physical therapy, whether by physician or direct access referral, the therapist performs a examination in order to develop a course of treatment (plan of care).  One could argue that this patient examination should lead to a plan of care that is totally based upon the findings and subsequent identified needs […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment – Traditional Medicare & Medicare Advantage Options

October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Medicare Open Enrollment – Traditional Medicare & Medicare Advantage Options

Medicare open enrollment season is upon us.  No doubt when you are watching late night TV you are seeing all the ads from the likes of Humana and others targeting Medicare beneficiaries with the benefits of switching to a Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C).  Open enrollment starts October 15 and continues through December 7, […]

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