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 […]
Auditing Your Wound Care Documentation
When it comes to performing an internal audit of your wound care documentation, there are specific strategies to consider. Each of the strategies that help you prepare can ease the audit process and create a more efficient procedure. Hear from Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWCN on what steps to take to ensure that your […]
Compliant Workflow Design: Engage, Define, Review, and Refine
Workflow design is a key step in your department’s clinical and operational efficiencies. Workflows enhance healthcare quality and safety, patient throughput, and care coordination. These steps occur from the moment the patient contacts the department through patient discharge. Workflows need to be defined, reviewed and refined as roles in the department change, medical record requirements […]
[Podcast] Tax Mistakes That Can Cost You Money
Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart Episode 352: Tax Mistakes That Can Cost You Money Karen Litzy sits down with Craig Cody, CPA to go over some tax tips. Mr. Cody lets listeners know some strategies medical providers can use to lower their tax bill. He also discusses how proactive tax planning can help private practices.
[Podcast] Taking Control of Your Health
Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart Episode 351: Taking Control of Your Health Karen Litzy brings on Sharon Holand Gelfand to discuss stress and nutrition. They cover topics including how stress impacts physiology, vitamins and minerals most people are deficient in, and how to heal your stomach with fermented foods.
[Podcast] The Anatomy of a Cash-Based PT Start-Up
Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart Episode 350: The Anatomy of a Cash-Based PT Start-Up Karen Litzy talked with Dr. Josh Payne on episode 350 of Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart. During their discussion, they discuss how Josh began his concierge physical therapy practice. Josh started his practice after getting tired of the traditional PT model.
Happy National Nurses & Hospitals Week!
We want to thank and congratulate the entire nurse community for the work that they do. Nursing was rated the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years, and that is something to take pride in. Nurses make a huge contribution to the general health and wellness of our communities, and that commitment […]
[Podcast] The Empowered Patient Journey
Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart Episode 349: Madeleine Silva – The Empowered Patient Journey Karen Litzy touches base with Madeleine Silva to discuss the empowered patient journey. Madeleine supports a wide range of holistic doctors, healers and practitioners looking to reach their dream patients. Madeleine is a sought-after healthcare speaker and an innovative healthcare futurist and an […]
Winding Down From the Top of Charlotte
This year’s SAWC Spring brought us to Charlotte, NC where we got to sit, chat, relax, and enjoy the sunshine with our WoundExpert clients. Our even was hosted at Merchant & Trade, Charlotte’s newest rooftop bar! (We have some weird obsession with taking our clients to new heights) Clients also got a chance to learn […]