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Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

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Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

A home-for-the-holidays checklist for therapy patients

Well, it’s that time of year already. Hectic schedules, extra weekend shifts and holiday planning. It’s also time for rehab to spend some extra time discussing holiday plans with their patients. Whether it’s a short family trip home on the holiday or out to eat at a favorite restaurant, added stress and poor safety judgment can lead to a slew of new and bigger problems.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Jimmo and the future of rehab

On Jan. 24 of this year, the Jimmo vs. Sebelius class action lawsuit was settled. This was a significant win for us, the healthcare providers. As we continue to work out the details, I feel now is a good time for a reminder of the ins and outs the lawsuit. No doubt about it, it was a blockbuster decision.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

GTB. AYS?

Can anyone guess what the title to this blog is stating? In the current culture of text messaging and abbreviations for everything, it can be a danger zone for medical documentation. Unfortunately, I have not made up this one.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

Well, Oct. 1 has passed, and we’re all still hanging in. The biggest changes we saw to rehab were the addition of reporting co-treatment minutes on our billing logs and Section O on the MDS. And, the new question of “how many DISTINCT calendar days” were received between SLP, OT, and PT.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Ready or not: The MDS is changing again!

On Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be updating the Minimum Data Set with another round of changes. Most are minor but there will be two changes to the therapy section. Your case-mix utilization and scheduling, will determine the degree of impact of these new changes.