Poor documentation crippling providers with Medicare denials, expert notes – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

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Untimely certifications, missed or incorrectly billed Change of Therapy documentation, or a lack of documentation supporting a signed physician order for skilled therapy are among the top reasons Medicare claims denials are hitting facilities, an expert said Wednesday. Source: Poor documentation crippling providers with Medicare denials, expert notes – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Changes in Postacute Care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program | Health Care Delivery Models | JAMA Internal Medicine | The JAMA Network

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This study uses fee-for-service Medicare claims to assess changes in postacute care spending and use associated with clinician participation as accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the pathways by which they occurred. Source: Changes in Postacute Care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program | Health Care Delivery Models | JAMA Internal […]

Re-Aligning your Therapy Services in The New Post-Acute Care Environment

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Remember when your therapy team’s clinical and financial objectives were one in the same?  You provided your residents with good therapy and were compensated fairly for it.  Somewhere along the line the two separated and financial performance eclipsed clinical concerns for many facilities and companies. Over the past two tears CMS has made a concerted effort […]