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PQRS Update

PQRS Update: In 2015, eligible providers who bill under the physician fee schedule must report successfully under PQRS to avoid a -2.0% reduction in their 2017 fee scheduled. Requires reporting of 9 measures (or if

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Great Article on NPR’s AntiPsychotic’s Report from Dr. Al Power

See the below link for an educational and insightful analysis of National Public Radio’s 3-part series on the use of anti-psychotic drugs in long-term care by Dr. Al Power, posted on ChangingAging.org. changingaging.org/blog/what-npr-missed-in-their-antipsychotics-report/

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Recent Updates from CMS

Recent Updates from CMS Review: The Protecting Access to Medicare Act extends the authorization for physician reimbursement under Medicare under current law (Sustainable Growth Rate or SGR) through March 31, 2015, postponing the efforts to

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IMPACT ACT of 2014… Does it IMPACT you?

Last year, the sitting Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees invited Medicare post-acute care (PAC) stakeholders to provide ideas for post-acute care reform. The resounding theme across

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Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, to Create Special Interest Group for Cognitive and Mental Health

A group of members of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy is joining together to form the Cognitive and Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG). Special Interest Groups in the APTA provide a forum for

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ICD-10… a little daily humor

We all face stressful situations in healthcare. Therefore, a little daily humor… from the Healthcare Dive daily email, the 16 most absurd ICD-10 codes. http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/the-16-most-absurd-icd-10-codes/285737/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Healthcare+Dive+created+2014-07-15+085812129970&utm_content=Healthcare+Dive+created+2014-07-15+085812129970+CID_21c2e0c969260528f42e3e1d9e5cdc2b&utm_source=campaignmonitor&utm_term=The%2016%20most%20absurd%20ICD-10%20codes

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Outpatient Therapy News

The Doc Fix (Sustained Growth Rate) Bill was passed by Congress on 3/31/14. The bill, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 states: Physician Fee Schedule cut of 24% is delayed till March 31, 2015

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Recovery Contractor’s (RACs) Updates

CMS has “paused” additional documentation requests from Medicare recovery audit contractors as the agency procures the next round of RAC contracts. The pause in operations will allow auditors to complete all outstanding claims reviews and

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Music and Memory

Check out what our amazing friends are doing at Music and Memory! MUSIC & MEMORY: BSU students bring tunes, nursing home patients to life! http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20140330/NEWS01/303300022/MUSIC-MEMORY-BSU-students-bring-tunes-nursing-home-patients-life

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Featured Guest at the National Compliance Podcast

Take a listen to our Corporate Director of Compliance, PJ Rhoades, as she was a guest at racmonitor.com‘s popular Monday podcast! As usual, PJ brought her sense of knowledge, and hilarity. http://racmonitor.com/news/monitor-mondays-podcasts.html

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