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 | 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 […]