My family is full of therapists, and most of us work in skilled nursing. My sister, an experienced speech language pathologist, called to commiserate about one of her patients who had difficulty swallowing. ...
Embracing freedom in therapy: The liberating power of the Rothschild Foundation Approach to Person-Centered...
Jul 06, 2023
In the realm of physical, occupational and speech therapy, the concept of freedom takes center stage as therapists strive to empower individuals on their path to recovery. Mr. Eisenstadt desires to spend...
Telehealth and therapy services: Let’s keep it going!
Neville M. Bilimoria
May 19, 2023
It’s pretty simple, really. Telehealth in physical, occupational and speech therapy allows more treatment for seniors, and better access. By reducing travel times for therapists between facilities,...
Therapy association urges cautious use of telehealth until HHS responds
James M. Berklan
May 15, 2023
Therapy leaders are advising physical and occupational therapists, as well as speech language pathologists, to minimize their use of telehealth in nursing homes and other institutional settings until federal...
Therapists anxious without CMS guidance on telehealth coverage post-PHE
James M. Berklan
May 12, 2023
Therapy groups serving long-term care and other institutional providers were left hanging Thursday as the public health emergency officially lapsed and federal regulators still had not given clarification...
Progress notes and rules for success
Jan 19, 2023
I was recently notified of a recognition that I would be receiving from my alma mater, the University of Kentucky. The congrats email was soon followed by a slew of others on setting a date, the process...
How to … Make persistence pay as a therapy provider
Oct 06, 2022
The pandemic changed everything for many aspects of long-term care, but it affected few departments as significantly as rehab therapy.
Aquatic Therapy: Understanding use and benefits
Sep 15, 2022
One of my grandfather’s favorite stories to tell about my stubborn childhood antics revolves around the first summer they opened their pool. Spoiler alert, I couldn’t swim. I somehow, however, managed...
SNFs ‘significantly reduced’ occupational, physical therapy use following PDPM
Jul 15, 2022
The Patient Driven Payment Model led to a “significant reduction” in occupational and physical therapy minutes in its first few months of implementation, a new study has found. The results reinforce...
More nursing home cuts buried deep in CMS physician fee schedule
Jul 12, 2022
Healthcare providers, including doctors and physicians who treat nursing home patients, continue to find more troubling details in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.