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Therapy Documentation 101

We asked via Facebook for topics to write about and a reader requested an article on therapy documentation. It’s a very timely subject considering all of the scrutiny by CMS review contractors such as MACs, RACs, ZPICs, UPICs, etc. and the review choice demonstrations that started in Illinois on June 1st, Ohio on September 30th

State and National Resources for Clinicians

From time to time, we receive inquires from our users with clinical questions. Though our team possesses a treasure trove of knowledge in different aspects of home health, including Medicare home health care, early intervention (EI), pediatric therapy, outpatient therapy and more, we are not clinicians. However, we do want to give our users the

Home Health 30-Day Therapy Reassessments

As every home health therapist knows, Medicare requires a 30-day reassessment at least every 30 days but where did this requirement come from and why is it so important? A Brief History In the 2011 Home Health Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a change to the frequency of therapy

End of the STG/LTG Requirement from Palmetto GBA? Not So Fast.

Palmetto GBA is the home health Fiscal Intermediary (FI) in AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NM, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN & TX. If you blinked, you might have missed the changes to the Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) from Palmetto GBA on June 23, 2016. The prior Physical Therapy and Occupational

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