MDS Changes: Why Section GG Does Not Equal Section G
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MDS Changes: Why Section GG Does Not Equal Section G

When it comes to recent MDS (minimum data set) changes, one letter stands out: G. That’s because the biggest impact of the 2023 adjustment in ADL (Activities of Daily Living) scoring comes from the removal of Section G and implementation of Section GG.  It touches on everything from who completes assessments to, what factors are…

Unlock New Telehealth and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Opportunities in 2024

Unlock New Telehealth and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Opportunities in 2024

2024 Coverage Updates for Telehealth and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) in Rehab Therapy By Rick Gawenda, PTFounder & President, Gawenda Seminars & Consulting Prior to COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did not reimburse for outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth by a physical therapist (PT), physical therapist assistant (PTA), occupational therapist…

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Wound Expert Private Practice
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A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Wound Expert Private Practice

Wound Care in Clinics, Homes, and Facilities Is Expanding Talk to a wound expert throughout the profession, and you’ll hear of more clinicians choosing to go out on their own as independent wound care experts. One of the biggest trends for healthcare professionals in the post- pandemic marketplace has been a recognition that there are…

Net Health CORE Workflow Checklist

Net Health CORE Workflow Checklist

Apply our CORE (Clinical, Operational, Regulatory, and Economic) methodology designed to help streamline workflow As you reflect on the areas of your wound care practice, think about these starter questions — they will help inform your choices along the way: Clinical Operational Regulatory NOTE: This checklist is not meant to be exhaustive. It remains your…

RTM Codes: New Updates for 2024

RTM Codes: New Updates for 2024

Here’s what you need to know about remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) billing codes in 2024, plus other noteworthy updates from CMS The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, which included clarification on previous stances and new policy announcements in remote patient monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic…

Beyond Workflow: Why ThinkFlow is Newest Wound Care Documentation Strategy

Beyond Workflow: Why ThinkFlow is Newest Wound Care Documentation Strategy

ThinkFlow combines workflow and CORE methodology to ensure a smarter approach for key wound care processes and tasks By:  Cathy Thomas HessBSN, RN, CWCN, Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Net Health Wound Care Documenting the steps taken during wound care used to be viewed as – while not the most exciting task on your to…

MDS Changes for Nursing Homes: Key Definitions of Quality Measures

MDS Changes for Nursing Homes: Key Definitions of Quality Measures

Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) adjusting to most recent minimum data set (MDS) changes Minimum Data Set (MDS) changes for nursing homes have been extensive, and promise to continue. And while much is being discussed and debated, one thing is sure: New rules that require changes to the way facilities are reimbursed for…

Capitalizing on Opportunities From Rehab Therapy Consolidation

Capitalizing on Opportunities From Rehab Therapy Consolidation

How Consolidation is Impacting Outpatient Rehab Therapists and Their Patients By Tannus Quatre, PT, MBASVP & Chief Business Development Officer – Therapy, Net Health If it seems like consolidation in outpatient rehab therapy has accelerated over the last few years, you’re probably right. While the bigger fish within the market have been gobbling up smaller…

Unlocking Specialty EHRs: Take a User-Centric Approach to Wound Care
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Unlocking Specialty EHRs: Take a User-Centric Approach to Wound Care

Perhaps no technology in the past 50 years has generated more contentious conversation among providers than the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Introduced on a wide-scale basis in the late 1980s, today, more than 90 percent of providers and 96 percent of hospitals use some type of EHR in their practice. Over the past 20 years, specialty EHRs,…

The Future of Wound Care Starts with Clinical ROI

The Future of Wound Care Starts with Clinical ROI

How an advanced wound care process can improve clinical, operational, regulatory and economic outcomes So much has changed in wound care over the past 30 years. Technology has advanced wound care far beyond manual measurements, and yet there’s more we can and should do! From pressure injuries to non-healing wounds, hospitals today continue to struggle…