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 | 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 […]
I was first introduced to Aretha Franklin while listening to the motion picture soundtrack for the 1980s hit, The Big Chill. That led me to explore more of her music and it was the powerful vocals in her signature song, Respect, that really seduced me. Originally, a minor hit by Otis Reading, Aretha Franklin’s new […]
The Free Exchange of Health Information: Preventing Information Blocking
In continuing our efforts to understand the most important aspects of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), this month’s installment of Practice Points reviews the intent and reporting process for “Information Blocking.” Guidance for this column was found within the QPP Fact Sheet entitled “The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information Prevention of Information Blocking […]
CMS – Proposed Changes to Policy, Payment, and Quality
Have you heard the news? The proposed rules for 2019 are out and CMS is making some significant recommendations! They are recommending to eliminate Functional Limitation Reporting and to add new modifiers to distinguish services provided by Physical Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Assistants. According to the 2018 Fact Sheet item from the Centers for […]
Diligently Drive Quality Documentation With Updated Resources
In case you missed it, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services1 updated the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Fact Sheets mid-May 2018. Let’s take a look at the criteria for each MIPS category. Remember, documentation details determine your dollars. MIPS Participation Status Includes eligible clinicians or groups who bill more than $90,000 in Medicare Part […]
Wounds Magazine – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
Browsing articles in medical fields can make it easy to forget about the human behind it. Luckily, WOUNDS, official journal of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), decided to greenlight an editorial thinkpiece in the June 2018 edition that showcases humanity at it’s finest. Thanks to WOUNDS journal for contributing all spectrum of content, including stuff that can […]
#ChoosePT: 9 Months Update – Living an Active Life Without Pain Medication
A Once Reluctant Physical Therapy Patient Found an Answer Outside of Pain Medication In December of 2017, we went to Eclipse Physical Therapy and Sports Performance to hear the story of Dean Waxler. Dean was the victim of a motorcycle accident who looked to physical therapy instead of pain medication to recover from his injuries. […]
Benefits of Cloud Based Services in Healthcare
Exploring the cloud’s strategic benefits Healthcare organizations traditionally are cautious in their approach to new technologies. With good reason, of course. Healthcare IT supports a mission that leaves no room for error. And as cloud computing has emerged in recent years as a cost-effective alternative to expensive data warehouses, healthcare was not an early adopter. […]
Entrepreneur of the Year Recap
Anthony Sanzo, Net Health’s CEO and Board Chairman, was nominated as an East Central Finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year. The event gala took place at the Hilton in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and brought together a wide variety of east coast entrepreneurs. Here’s a photo recap of the ceremony and event:
International Picnic Day 2018
In typical Net Health fashion, Net Healther’s banded together to celebrate International Picnic Day with a potluck on June 18th. Bringing a wide variety of worldly cuisine. We welcomed all those items that are your families favorite or just hit the spot for a picnic!
Bipartisan Budget Act 2018: What Changes Affect Wound Care?
The signing of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 ended the United States’ governmental shutdown on February 9th. Most of the resolution’s focus was around the spending limits for national defense and lifting the national debt ceiling. There were certain less-publicized elements that directly affected the wound care industry. Wound Care professionals in various care models […]
[Podcast] Mentorship Matters
Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart Episode 345: Education in Physical Therapy Dr. Jenna Kantor talks with Greg Todd, PT on Mentorship. Greg is a co-owner of a successful rehab program and is also a well-recognized PT spokesperson. In their conversation together they cover what mentorship is, work and life time management trade-offs, challenges and rewards of […]
Scrum.org Features Net Health Case Study: Net Health Used Team Self-Selection to Reorganize Their Scaling Initiative
Valerie Pierce, Senior Software Architect, and Nic Easton, Nexus Scrum Master and Software Engineer III, talked with Scrum.org to prepare a case study on how Net Health overcame scaling challenges since adopting Scrum in 2014. It started by moving from a number of unassociated Scrum Teams to a collection of Scrum Teams within a single […]
Here’s What the Numbers Say: IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals
IBM Watson released its Top 100 Hospitals of 2018 in May, evaluating 2,785 hospitals across the United States. The annual study looks for top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard evaluating ‘publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics and data’. The metrics include analysis of key performance measures including better survival […]
Net Health Celebrates Anthony Sanzo’s Birthday
June 13th isn’t just the day that the Beatles’ “Let It Be” album went #1, or the longest recorded attack of hiccups began (and continued for 68 years), it’s most importantly the day that our humble leader and CEO, Anthony Sanzo, was born. Happy birthday Anthony, keep being incredible. Boom!
Benefits of Modular Certification
Heard of MIPS? The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is one of two tracks under the Quality Payment Program, which seeks to combine and streamline existing compliance programs with a goal of easing clinical burden while promoting quality care. In most cases, providers serving in Employee Health and Occupational Medicine don’t qualify to participate (click […]
[Podcast] The Importance of Advocacy
Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart Episode 354: The Importance of Advocacy Dr. Jenna Kantor hosts and interviews Roger Herr on advocacy in Physical Therapy. Roger Herr, the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), discusses the importance of advocacy. He also covers how loose guidelines to land a leadership position, […]
Compliant Workflow Design: Tracking Procedures Performed
Last month’s column discussed the importance of workflows needing to be defined, reviewed, and refined. In this column, we will review how wound care regulations tie to your workflow. Within the wound care department, procedures are common. The type of procedure varies based on the patient’s wound chronicity and healing trajectory. In an outpatient wound […]