Speech Language Pathologist

Speech therapist faces 10 years for $3.7M in bogus claims

A 44-year-old licensed speech therapist faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after admitting she and a colleague submitted $3.7 million in fraudulent insurance claims for services either unnecessary or not provided at all. It serves as another stark reminder that providers need to know how their contractors are conducting business.

What is therapy?  It's not as simple as it might seem

What is therapy? It's not as simple as it might seem

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"What is therapy?" sounds like a simple question, but it requires a separate and very complex answer for each discipline.

Reviewing the top 10 errors in rehab documentation

Reviewing the top 10 errors in rehab documentation

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As a long-term care therapy consultant, I work on a lot of claim reviews and denials management with my clients. I've also read a lot of peer-review research articles related to this subject, and have compiled a list of common mistakes that cause denials. Here's my Top 10 list.

Access to healthcare is NOT just an overseas problem

Access to healthcare is NOT just an overseas problem

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at the China Healthcare Sourcing Summit in Hangzhou, China. It was a remarkable experience and really helped me gain a wider perspective of healthcare delivery around the world. Access to healthcare, hospitals, doctors, and especially rehabilitation services is a primary concern for the Chinese government.

A call for more chocolate: Will it ease swallowing problems?

A call for more chocolate: Will it ease swallowing problems?

What affect would the addition of chocolate have for seniors with difficulty swallowing? That's what we set out to learn.