Concurrent Therapy

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

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As a manager, I used to love to promote point-of-service, or POS. As a therapist, I used to despise POS. How could I have such a love-hate relationship with POS?

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

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As a manager, I used to love to promote point-of-service, or POS. As a therapist, I used to despise POS. How could I have such a love-hate relationship with POS?

Where have you gone, concurrent therapy?

Where have you gone, concurrent therapy?

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Five years ago, about a quarter of all nursing facility residents were receiving rehab care in concurrent therapy sessions. These days, almost none do. But it's not hard to see why this service option has essentially dried up.

A new hit to therapy providers

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Another proposed rehab rule threatens to cut significant revenues from long-term care providers.

CMS conference call Wednesday to focus on RUG-IV, MDS 3.0

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a conference call Wednesday to discuss the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Resource Utilization Group-Version 4 (RUG-IV).

CMS to host call on interim implementation of RUG-IV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a conference call for skilled nursing home providers on the Resource Utilization Group-Version IV (RUG-IV) system this Wednesday, June 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The toll-free call will review key aspects of the RUG-IV case-mix system, which will take effect on an interim basis on Oct. 1, 2010, according to the agency.

Regulators to start conference-call series to teach new nursing home payment system

Providers with questions about the new nursing home payment system will be able to take part in a series of three training conference calls, beginning later this month, an official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The first will be held at 1:30 EDT on June 24 and deal with concurrent therapy, look-back periods and ADLs (activities of daily living).