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COVID-19 dealt a devastating blow to nursing homes — don’t let looming cuts make it worse

In late June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a report stating that approximately 42% of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes were diagnosed with COVID-19 or likely COVID-19 in 2020. This is a devastating number and is likely low because it does not include Medicaid beneficiaries or other non-Medicare patients. …

Top questions providers should ask their rehab team

Two weeks ago, I came to you with a blog focused on quality. Specifically, “Proposed rule and quality: What your rehab team should know.”  Following this piece, I received the comment below from a reader I know simply as Billy. Most therapists want to provide good quality of care. However, some providers have reduced therapy…

The data is in! Evaluating a year of PDPM ResDAC data

Have you been curious as to the national data trends related to the Patient Driven Payment Model? In a time when we are all considering changes to the future of reimbursement and the impact of potential parity adjustments, knowing your data and national trends is essential.  What is parity adjustment, you ask? Recall that PDPM…

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