Group Therapy

Bon appétit for therapy!

Bon appétit for therapy!

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Once upon a time, in a faraway land, physical, occupational and speech therapy used to provide group therapy and often co-treat. This was a totally different time and place for the history of rehabilitation.

Feature: All together now

Feature: All together now

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Rehabilitation professionals still are navigating challenges of providing group, concurrent therapies in a world that has come to value individual therapy more

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.

SNFs focused on individual therapy, new government report reveals

SNFs focused on individual therapy, new government report reveals

Skilled nursing facilities are almost exclusively putting residents in individual therapy, a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid says.

CMS: Count on lower reimbursement levels, tougher scrutiny of provider billing practices

Providers at a special healthcare policy forum in Washington received a sobering evaluation Monday for why they were hit with an average 11.1% cut in Medicare reimbursement starting Oct. 1. A top long-term care official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services systematically rejected common complaints and excuses regarding the $4 billion take-back by the federal government.

Has CMS gone too far?

Has CMS gone too far?

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Previously, I've explained my position on the new rehab regulation changes to take effect on Saturday (Oct. 1). However, has CMS gone too far this time?