Focusing on Wound Care Documentation and Audits
There are many important reasons for auditing documentation, including determining its accuracy, assessing the completeness of a medical record, and discovering lost revenues. When auditing a medical record, the documentation is examined to determine whether it adequately substantiates the services billed and identifies medical necessity for the services rendered. If this process is not conducted […]
Three “can’t miss” Sessions @ the Agility Client Summit
If you’ve been following us, there’s a high probability something called the Agility Client Summit has come up on your social media feed or to your inbox. Whether you clicked on them or not, here’s a quick refresher/introduction. We’re hosting our first Agility Client Summit at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ, on September 15th. […]
Celebrating Coming Together: Net Health + Optima
Recently, Net Health and Optima Healthcare Solutions, two leaders in the specialized care software space, came together to create one industry leader to serve patients throughout their entire continuum of care. From the hospital to the patient’s home and all points in between, the combination of these juggernaut companies will now serve over 14,000 facilities […]
Promoting Interoperability 2019: Sharing Electronic Health Record Information
While you are fully focused on managing your Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) documentation for your 2019 reporting, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated a number of important resource documents within the full resource library at the Quality Payment Program website. One of these resources is the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Prevention of […]
Study shows: Physical Medicine + Employer-Sponsored clinics= Big Improvements
Where do you spend most of your time? If you’re not at home, there’s a high chance you’re at work for the majority of the day, leaving only a small window of time for fun or important non-work activities. One of those relevant activities could be attending a much-needed doctor’s appointment that you’ve been putting […]
Managing Your Workflow to Meet Regulations
Proper workflows are at the heart of a successful wound care business. Whether you are in the outpatient wound care setting or working as a traveling physician, designing clinical and operational workflows requires close review and customization of current clinical and documentation practices for an efficient outcome. Current practices include the operational processes for registration, […]
Toss the whiteboard, the Acute Care solution is here to takeover!
Hey, Acute Care rehab therapy managers, let’s do a quick check. When you get into the hospital, which of these apply to you: A physical whiteboard being used to track therapist caseloads Markers, magnets and Post-It notes are securing all patient information to that whiteboard Changes or updates are made often and I’m not always […]
Comprehensive Patient and Wound Assessments
Performing a comprehensive patient assessment is an essential first step toward healing a chronic skin condition or wound. After the clinician has assessed the patient, identified any underlying conditions affecting healing, performed a complete assessment of the patient’s nutrition status, performed the proper tests to provide an accurate diagnosis of the underlying problem, assessed the […]
(Drumroll 🥁) Introducing Dr. Michelle Collie, keynote speaker at COS ’19!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which is okay if that’s your thing), you may not know that the 19th annual Clinical Outcomes Summit (COS) is right around the corner. Well, October 23rd isn’t exactly around the corner, but hey, we’re already almost HALFWAY through 2019, so it isn’t as far away as it seems. […]
Retail giant, Walmart, will require EPCS for controlled substances in 2020.
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is one of the initiatives being used to help address the growing issues with prescription drug abuse in the U.S. The definition of EPCS is in the name—it allows practitioners to write and transmit prescriptions for controlled substances electronically and permits pharmacies to receive and dispense the orders. Traditionally, […]
The Top U.S. Health Systems use a Net Health solution (woo hoo!)
Do you know what makes us happy at Net Health (besides having wonderful co-workers and copious amounts of coffee at our disposal)? Knowing that 14 out of 15 of the top-ranked U.S. health systems rely on a Net Health solution on a daily basis. That feels good. Let’s back up a sec for some context. […]
AOHC 2019 is in the bag… so how’d it go?
The most premier and largest gathering of physicians and occupational and environmental (OEM) health professionals in the world recently held its yearly event, the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), at the Disneyland hotel in Anaheim, CA. Those that attended had the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers, build connections, collaborate, learn from exhibitors and speakers, […]
[VIDEO] What’s a Lax-n-Learn? It’s awesome and Agility clients will love it.
A successful relationship between the Agility software and our clients is important to us, as are the benefits that bare from its use. We want to assure clients that when they boot-up Agility, they have the best software on the market to meet their occupational medicine and employee health needs. Driving success using Agility was […]
Understanding Your Merit-based Incentive Payment System Performance Feedback Report
After taking the time to diligently document and report your Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures and activities, it is important to review your Performance Feedback Report detailing the category scores for your MIPS data submission. The scores provide you with payment adjustment information (excluding voluntary submitters) and details about measures and activities. Clinicians participating […]
[VIDEO] Big KPI Improvements In 12 Months: A Client Success Story
At Net Health, we believe in the power and potential of ReDoc® powered by xfit® and its ability to positively change several aspects and areas of your rehab clinic. One of the many beautiful traits of ReDoc is how it can make these positive changes with the business you already have. As a professional consultant […]
National Rx Take Back Day
It’s been proven physical therapy is a safer alternative to addictive opioid medication for pain management (watch Dean’s story and how he chose PT over taking medication). However, it’s also well documented the devastating effects of controlled prescription drugs when they’re misused or abused. Initiatives have been in place to address the epidemic, but it’s […]
Sleep deprivation causing problems at work?
“Just one more episode, I promise!” “It’s the 4th quarter, I can’t miss this game, no matter what!” “I can’t sleep, my head is going a mile-a-minute!” How many times have we stayed up far past our bedtimes to finish a really good movie, watch the final quarter of a crucial football game or simply […]
[PODCAST] Outcomes are the “hero” data in the world of MIPS and quality-payment programs
Quality-based payment models are on their way. The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is here and will gradually affect more clinicians as we move into 2020 and beyond. Hospital-based rehab therapists are also prepping for a pay-for-performance world. Do you know which tools will be your greatest ally? Answer: A strong outcomes management program. It’s […]
Staying Healthy @ Net Health’s Annual Wellness Party!
The Net Health Pittsburgh office celebrated its Annual Wellness Party on April 4th. Ten health and wellness vendors, including our dedicated wellness coach, Highmark, VBA, and the American Health Care Group, were in attendance to discuss health and wellness, offer resources and free samples, and give screenings to employees. For lunch, delicious and healthy food […]
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Come celebrate it with us!
It’s April, ya’ll! Take a break from smelling the blooming daffodils, put down the bag of mulch, and celebrate another treasure from the month of April: Occupational Therapy Month. With over 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students improving patients’ lives, it’s important we take notice and celebrate the work they accomplish every day. […]
Merit-based Incentive Payment System 2019: Promoting Interoperability Details and Measures
In the February 2019 Practice Points column, Merit-based Incentive Payment System 2019 Changes, we reviewed the final changes to the 2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule1 under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this column, we will focus on the Promoting […]
Rehab Directors: Top 5 Reports You Should Be Reviewing (But Probably Aren’t)
In the rehab therapy realm, optimal patient outcomes are of the utmost importance—but so is the hunt for the oft-elusive financial upswing. You’re a Rehab Director and you pay close attention to the quality of patient care, provider productivity, and compliance. All that, plus keeping an eye on the departmental bottom line, is a recipe […]
Big Brothers Big Sisters try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh (BBBS) is the region’s premier evidenced-based youth mentoring agency, specializing in developing strong one-to-one relationships that make a positive impact on the lives of young children that face challenging circumstances. Randy Mardayat, Software Engineer at the Pittsburgh office, has volunteered his time to the BBBS program as […]
Patient Awareness Week 2019
Studies suggest that 400,000 deaths in the US each year may be attributed to medical error, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that at any time, 1 in 25 hospital patients contract an infection in a health care setting. One of the most common errors in both inpatient and outpatient setting? Medication […]
Misdiagnosis of Wounds
Wound healing is a complex process that uses specific cellular and biochemical actions to achieve wound closure. These processes (homeostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation) occur over defined periods of time. They are often taken for granted as the wound innately granulates, contracts, and epithelializes under optimal conditions. A wound begs the clinician’s attention when the […]