Wound Care Workflow Analysis and Design
The most critical step to a successful specialty electronic health record (EHR) implementation is conducting workflow analysis. In addition, smart workflow synchronization with your specialty EHR is key to driving compliance within your wound care department. Hear from Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWCN, as she details the importance and benefits of workflow analysis and design for […]
Merit-based Incentive Payment System: 2019 Changes
Terminology Changes The CMS has created new MIPS terminology that more accurately reflects how clinicians and vendors interact with the QPP, namely MIPS. The new MIPS terms include Collection Type, Submitter Type, and Submission Type. Collection type: a set of quality measures with comparable specifications and data completeness criteria including, as applicable, electronic clinical quality […]
Cheers to our first Mojito Meet-up
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) wasn’t the only thing we were up to last week. On Friday, January 25th at the Cuba Libre Restaurant, the awesome folks at Redoc® and FOTO Inc®. came together and hosted a meetup. A MOJITO MEETUP to be specific. Those in attendance talked all things therapy, MIPS, […]
Recommended Sessions with Doug Cundiff: CSM 2019
APTA’s 2019 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., January 23-26, 2019. Thousands of committed and innovative professionals will be in attendance for the country’s largest physical therapy conference to network and learn with like-minded people. The program is stacked this year with hands-on, pre-conference […]
Wound Expert® 7.0 is ONC-Health IT, Drummond Group certified!
Hey, we know compliance isn’t sexy. But you know what is? The feeling we get when we’re certain our clients have the tools needed to do their jobs with confidence and peace of mind. Our team worked incredibly hard to hit a recent benchmark. Here’s the scoop! WoundExpert® version 7.0 has achieved ONC-Health IT (Office of […]
2019 Checklist: Organizing Your Department for the New Year
Welcome to 2019! Launching into a new year brings an opportunity to review the work plan created and implemented by you and your team. The underpinning for the work plan must reside in the data collected within the medical record. The medical record demonstrates the clinician’s ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate patient care. Proper […]
Review, Reconcile, and Optimize Your Workflows
The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect on processes implemented in the past year and look forward to improving processes in the new year. One key process is workflow optimization. Workflow is a set of chronological, organized processes and tasks designed to efficiently meet a goal through interaction with people and […]
Preparing for the flu: How employers can organize and support a healthy flu season
The flu season is here already and we need to be prepared for it. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 flu season (roughly beginning October 2017, peaking in February and ending around May 2018) was a high-severity season, which saw high emergency room and outpatient visits for flu-like illness. From October 2017 to April 2018, […]
Giving Back at Net Health
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we have to be thankful for and spend time with our loved ones. Unfortunately, many do not have the benefit of positive reflection or the chance to be with loved ones. At Net Health, we understand this plight and want to help whenever and however possible. Giving […]
Key Moves in Optimizing the Patient Treatment Episode
Now more than ever, we are faced with many challenges in healthcare, things such as MIPS, Pay for Performance, accountability for the entire continuum of care, and the need for further patient engagement. Challenges aside, rehab therapy is still one of the best options help the patient achieve the best outcome. We all know that […]
PTs, OTs and MIPS: Now that the Final Rule is released…
A few days ago, CMS released the Final Rule that covers MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive and Payment System), and everyone’s been wondering what the final language would require. Here’s a tidy, high-level look at how physical therapy and occupational therapy providers will be affected. Thanks to the smart team at FOTO (Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes) […]
Extra Life 2018 fundraiser is a success!
For the past three years, Chris Shomo and Paul Schillinger have been raising money through the Extra Life program for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital by live-streaming a 25-hour video game marathon. While playing games with a friend for 25 hours straight sounds like a blast, the purpose was to help children in hospitals like […]
Recommended Sessions with Doug Cundiff: 2018 PPS Annual Conference
APTA’s 2018 PPS Annual Conference is November 7-10 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO and I’m pumped about all the education and engagement they’ve programed this year. With 29 concurrent break-out sessions, keynotes, and something new called Solution Rooms, you’re going to have to make some hard choices about the things deserve your attention […]
Merit-based Incentive Payment System 2018 Documentation and Audit Checklist
Reporting your 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) documentation is just around the corner. This column reviews the documentation requirements and data validation and audit criteria. This checklist is not exhaustive. Ultimately, it remains your responsibility to create your own audit checklist to meet your practice needs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]
Recommended Sessions with Cathy Hess: SAWC Fall 2018
This year’s SAWC fall meeting is November 2-4 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesar’s Palace, and I’m excited about this year’s speakers and their presentations. While having the opportunity to learn during sessions, remember, learning continues in the Exhibit Hall and during the Poster Presentations. Explore the skin and wound care products in the Exhibit […]
Our 2018 Halloween video has arrived!
Net Heathers, It’s Halloween, and you know what that means…. we have a new video to present! This year, we take a glimpse into the strange activity happening at Crystal Lake Medical Center and learn a bit about their “Halloween Wellness Program.” These Halloween videos have become a fun, annual tradition at Net Health, built around […]
Net Health wins Culture Leader of the Year at Tech 50!
Great news Net Healthers, Net Health was awarded the Culture Leader of the Year at the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 awards ceremony. The purpose of this ceremony is to honor and celebrate the most successful and innovative companies in the area. This is a tremendous accomplishment and we should all be proud of this recognition […]
Net Health’s annual Mug Run raises $1,600 for Operation Gratitude!
Over 40 Net Healthers (and their dogs!) came out on October 20th for the 2nd Annual Mug Run 5k and we raised $1,600 for Operation Gratitude. The Giving Back Team is sponsoring a project in November that uses the funds to purchase supplies for care packages for those who serve our country every day. This […]
Cybersecurity and how Net Health protects data
Our daily lives and the internet are intertwined. We communicate, pay bills, book trips, and purchase items, all using the internet. Technology has advanced so much in the past few decades, that these practices have become standard fare, and with that, are generally accepted without questioning the mechanics or what’s happening behind the curtain. As […]
Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month
October. Halloween, orange and brown colored leaves, chilly weather and pumpkin-kissed “fill-in-the-blanks” will flood headlines and social media posts. However, we should collectively take a second to recognize National Physical Therapy month. Started by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the purpose of this month-long recognition is to raise awareness of the effectiveness of physical […]
Net Health’s 2018 Halloween video!
It’s that time again! *Cue the Jaws theme* Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to get into the spirit than our annual Net Health Halloween video. This year, the employees at the Nashville office are the stars of the show, and they really brought their A-game talent to the production. It was […]
Wound Care Medical Record Documentation
The goal of documentation is to provide the highest possible degree of clinical specificity to ensure accurate interventions and diagnosis as well as to adequately demonstrate medical necessity for the services rendered and substantiate the billed services. Let’s review components of skin and wound documentation that may comprise your medical record. Chief Complaint The chief […]
GDUSA selects Net Health as American Health+Wellness Design winner!
We are excited to announce that Net Health has been selected as a winner of the 2018 American Health+Wellness Design Awards for promoting APTA’s #ChoosePT campaign. Graphic Design USA’s (GDUSA) annual competition “honors the best of graphic design and marketing in one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy, and encompasses broadly the traditional […]
Net Health UNLEASHED
The Net Health Giving Back Committee, in conjunction with our annual CONNECT meeting, collected a variety of pet items and monetary donations for animal rescue and shelter efforts. The team gathered photos of employee pets that have been adopted from shelters. In total, we raised $1,441.65 to give to the Humane Animal Rescue.
Workflow Analysis: The Importance of Clinical Order Sets
Clinical decision making for wound management is dependent on the types of patients evaluated in your care settings, the skill sets of the clinicians making the decisions for those patients, the products available to manage the patient, and the documentation platform used to capture the work performed. Essentially, every step along the patient engagement continuum […]