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

WHhen 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.  Section GG scoring touches on everything from who completes assessments to what…

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…

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 Role of Technology in Transforming Wound Care Management in 2024

The Role of Technology in Transforming Wound Care Management in 2024

Modern Wound Care Technology Wound care technology in 2024 will reflect some of the biggest changes happening in all sectors of technology: The rise of artificial intelligence in wound care and the use of big data to provide better care. Grandview Research estimates that the global wound care market will increase at a compound annual…

Predictive Analytics and Enhanced EHRs in Healthcare: How it Impacts Your Practice

Predictive Analytics and Enhanced EHRs in Healthcare: How it Impacts Your Practice

Choosing the right data can optimize growth and rehab therapy patient outcomes Rehab therapy practices are uniquely positioned to gather patient data and utilize it to their—and their patients’—advantage through EHRs. But not all data is created equal: it’s about strategically selecting data from EHRs and using it to leverage predictive analytics to zero in…

The Cost of Chronic Wounds

The Cost of Chronic Wounds

Chronic Wounds: A Look at the human and financial toll Over the past few years, in an effort to promote better outcomes for patients, healthcare providers, payers, researchers, and regulators have started paying more attention to a once-overlooked area of healthcare: chronic wounds. Chronic wounds encompass injuries such as burns and surgical site infections, as…

Grow Your Outpatient Rehab Therapy Revenue When New Patient Volumes Are Flat

Grow Your Outpatient Rehab Therapy Revenue When New Patient Volumes Are Flat

How to Increase Outpatient Revenue By Doug Cundiff, MPT, MPH VP Hospital Therapy Solutions, Net Health  In all my years of working in healthcare, I have yet to encounter a practice owner or clinic manager providing outpatient services whose operational goals didn’t include rehab therapy revenue growth. This is a universal goal in all businesses, but…

Understanding Claims-Based and MDS-Based Data for SNFs
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Understanding Claims-Based and MDS-Based Data for SNFs

Best Source of Healthcare Data Is one source of healthcare data better than the other, and which one should skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) be monitoring? It has become cliché in today’s rich healthcare data environment to refer to Peter Drucker’s axiom, “What gets measured, gets managed.” While this is certainly true, or at least it would…

6 KPIs for Physical Therapy Revenue Success
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6 KPIs for Physical Therapy Revenue Success

Maximizing Revenue by Managing PT billing units In addition to managing PT billing units, rehab therapists should also pay attention to referrals and delivering high-quality care. Running a successful rehab therapy clinic revolves around providing the highest level of care for our patients. But providing these effective and efficient levels of care is only possible…

How To Combat Rehab Therapy Staffing Challenges
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How To Combat Rehab Therapy Staffing Challenges

Combat Staffing Shortages, Reduce Physical Therapy Burnout This article aims to help owners and executives combat staffing shortages in rehab therapy. This starts with reducing burnout. An ideal way to do this is to engage with a younger generation when looking for new employers. Lets take a dive into the issue with four tips for…