Where to Focus Your Efforts with PDPM Preparedness

CMS says nothing will change, but how will healthcare evolve? Last April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposal to replace the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) payment system with a new model for Medicare payment of skilled nursing care. They’ve…

CMS Confirms No Changes to Student Considerations

IRFs, hospital services provided by students discussed but ultimately unaffected Back in December, representatives of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss the…

Screening for Lung Cancer

“He wouldn’t have lung cancer if he hadn’t smoked .” Well, not necessarily. This most voracious and lethal cancer has been unfairly stigmatized as a cancer people inflict on themselves via poor habits. “We are now seeing about 18% of lung cancer occurring in…

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