A Therapist’s Guide to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (PRP) For Adults

Icanotes

What Is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program? Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Types of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Models. How to Track the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process. What Is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program? Rehabilitation.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Quarterly Q&As, March 2022, Consolidated June 2020 to March 2022

Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Quarterly Q&As, March 2022, Consolidated June 2020 to March 2022 document so that all IRF providers have the benefit of the clarifications to existing guidance. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Updated Guidance Virtual Training Program 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing a virtual training program that will review the updated guidance for the IRF-PAI 4.0 and the LCDS 5.0 for providers in the IRF and LTCH settings.

Modified Sections of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI)

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The new and modified sections of the IRF-PAI, effective October 1, 2023 proposed for the IRF QRP in the FY 2023 IRF PPS Proposed Rule (CMS-1767-P), can be found in the Downloads section on the IRF-PAI and IRF-PAI Manual webpage. The direct link to the draft 31-page IRF-PAI v4.1 effective October 1, 2023) can be found here. CMS-IRF-PAI-Manual-Version-4.0-Effective

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 and Updates to the IRF Quality Reporting Program

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. It’s that time of year again – payment updates and proposed rules. On March 31, 2022, CMS issued the FY2023 PPS proposed rule for IRF and updates to the IRF QRP.

Best Practices for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Documentation

Icanotes

Adults struggling with mental health issues may be admitted to a psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP). Relate the Services and Progress Notes to the Rehabilitation Goals. The purpose of PRP documentation is to track the psychiatric rehabilitation process. Rehabilitation.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Quarterly Q&A, September 2021, Consolidated June 2020 to September 2021

Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Quarterly Q&As, September 2021, Consolidated June 2020 to September 2021 document so that all IRF providers have the benefit of the clarifications to existing guidance. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

Health Populi

Smart clothing (as wearable tech), covered by Myant’s connected clothing platform addressing heart health and rehabilitation (with the tagline, “Transforming Human Connectedness Through Textile Computing ”).

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. The five trends are: Artificial Intelligence on the Rise. Envisioning the Smart Home of the Future. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients. Esports and Sports Technology, and. Smart Cities Promote Resilience.

Morning Headlines 4/22/22

HIStalk

Netsmart Expands the CareFabric Platform to Support Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation. Headlines

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

To stay relevant in this future scenario of more virtual and retail health channels, a plurality of health providers would consider aligning with various non-hospital healthcare providers such as skilled nursing facilities, outpatient centers, retail clinics, home health agencies, acute rehabilitation, and hospice agencies. When it comes to healthcare costs, lines that decline over time are generally seen as good news.

Healthcare heroes do wear capes [Podcast]

Meditech

After speaking with Julia Hanigsberg, the President & CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s easy to see why she’s received so many accolades.

Thinking outside the box with our EHR and Surveillance in the rehab setting

Meditech

At Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital , we provide an array of services that include highly coordinated rehabilitation and medical care as well as comprehensive interdisciplinary therapies.

ClearSky Health Expands Contract With Oracle Cerner

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: ClearSky Health , a network of inpatient rehabilitation facilities is expanding its contract an additional five years with Oracle Cerner to support nine additional facilities in the next 18 months with Oracle Cerner as their EHR supplier.

They Deserve Better: Preventing Suicide in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Patient Safety

Suicide in skilled nursing facilities—centers that provide around-the-clock treatment and rehabilitation—is a serious issue. Chronic physical ailments often take precedent over mental health issues, which can make it easy to overlook them.

AI-powered telehealth improves PT care at Essen Health Care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Continuity and access to care for patients living with chronic diseases or going through cardiac and orthopedic rehabilitation are one of the most challenging areas in healthcare. Shortened rehabilitation period – a 20% reduction in the rehabilitation period.

Recora Raises $20M for Virtual Cardiac Recovery Platform

HIT Consultant

Cardiac rehabilitation is indicated following a heart attack, heart surgery (stent placement, coronary artery bypass surgery, or valvular surgery) as well as for patients who chronically manage congestive heart failure or stable angina.

IRF Prospective Payment System for Federal FY 2023 and Updates to the IRF QRP (CMS-1767-F)

Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1767-F) on July 27, 2022 that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Wellinks Secures $25M to Expand Virtual COPD Management Solution

HIT Consultant

Despite evidence that integrated COPD care can reduce 30-day hospital readmissions by as much as 57 percent, and that pulmonary rehabilitation can reduce COPD costs by as much as $650 per week, patients lack meaningful access.

Reduced Payment for P.T. and O.T. Services Furnished In Whole or In Part by a PTA or OTA

Briggs Healthcare

The red ink for the Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 5 – Part B Outpatient Rehabilitation and CORF/OPT Services begins on page 9 of the 11-page transmittal. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

IRF Provider Preview Reports Related to the March 2022 Care Compare Refresh Have Been Reissued and are Now Available

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Second Edition COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheets Available

Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering Second Edition COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheets to help providers understand CMS’ public reporting approach to the Home Health (HH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) to account for CMS quality data submissions that were either optional or excepted from public reporting due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).

IRF/LTCH Updated Guidance Virtual Training Event

Briggs Healthcare

EVENT REGISTRATION OPEN for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Updated Guidance Virtual Training Program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be providing a virtual training program that will review the updated guidance for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility – Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) 4.0 Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Why – And How – Choice Health at Home Plans to Go National

Home Health Care

As far as services, Choice Health at Home delivers what David Jackson, the CEO of Choice Health at Home, refers to as four legs of the stool — home health, hospice, personal care and rehabilitation services.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Briggs Healthcare

The guide covers: Understanding Stroke Incidence of Stroke Stroke Risk Factors The Effects of Stroke Preventing a Recurrent Stroke Stroke Rehabilitation Life at Home Family, Caregivers and Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Responsibilities Handling Emergencies Medical Intervention and Follow-Up.

IRF/LTCH/SNF QRP August 15, 2022 Submission Deadline Reminder

Briggs Healthcare

The submission deadline for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Programs is approaching. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Updates to CMS-3401-IFC: Requirements and Enforcement Process for Reporting of COVID-19 Data Elements for Hospitals and CAHs 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. On Friday, May 27, 2022, CMS posted updates to QSO-21-03-Hospitals/CAHs. Data Reporting Elements and Reporting Mechanisms. On July 29, 2020, HHS published updated guidance for hospital COVID-19 reporting: [link].

Report to Congress: Unified Payment for Medicare-Covered Post-Acute Care 

Briggs Healthcare

PAC providers include skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), and home health agencies (HHA) [§ 1899B(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act]. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Medicare Modernization of Payment Software

Briggs Healthcare

CMS) expanded this modernization effort to include these additional software products: • The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Case-Mix Group (CMG) Grouper • The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper • Java Pricers • Web Pricers.

IRF Provider Preview Reports Related to the March 2022 Care Compare Refresh Have Been Reissued and are Now Available

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

IRF and LTCH Updated Guidance Virtual Training Program

Briggs Healthcare

TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE: The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Updated Guidance Virtual Training Program – Prerecorded Training Videos. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing a virtual training program that will review the updated guidance for the IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) 4.0 and the LTCH CARE Data Set (LCDS 5.0)

Medicare Payment Systems MLN Educational Tool Revised

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Innovations in Patient Satisfaction Measurement: Means and Methods

Medbridge Education

There is a growing emphasis on patient reported outcomes (PROs) within all rehabilitation venues of care. Many payers are starting to adopt policies and incentivize providers based on patient outcomes.

NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Quick Assessment Reference Pocket Guides/Badge Buddies for Coding and Job Aids

Briggs Healthcare

These training assets are intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility QRP Training.

IRF/LTCH Updated Guidance Virtual Training Program Materials Available

Briggs Healthcare

POST-EVENT TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Updated Guidance Virtual Training Program. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a virtual training program that provides instruction on the updated guidance for the IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) 4.0 and the LTCH CARE Data Set (LCDS) 5.0

Intel & Sheba Partner to Develop AI Solution to Improve Detection of Crohn’s Disease

HIT Consultant

Sheba’s City of Health boasts an acute-care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, research and innovation hubs, medical simulation center, as well as a center for disaster response on one comprehensive campus in the heart of Israel.

PBJ Data Updated by CMS

Briggs Healthcare

The Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Nurse Staffing and Non-Nurse Staffing datasets provide information submitted by nursing homes including rehabilitation services on a quarterly basis. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Nurse Staffing and Non-Nurse Staffing Datasets Posted

Briggs Healthcare

The Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Nurse Staffing and Non-Nurse Staffing datasets provide information submitted by nursing homes including rehabilitation services on a quarterly basis. The Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Employee Detail Nursing Home Staffing datasets linked below provide information submitted by nursing homes including rehabilitation services on a quarterly basis. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Bardavon Health Innovations Secures $90M to Advance MSK Platform Beyond Workers’ Compensation Care

HIT Consultant

Its prospective and proactive method combines digital health technology with differentiated clinical physical rehabilitation services.

Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Staffing Data Sets Updated

Briggs Healthcare

The Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Nurse Staffing and Non-Nurse Staffing datasets provide information submitted by nursing homes including rehabilitation services on a quarterly basis. The Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Employee Detail Nursing Home Staffing datasets linked below provide information submitted by nursing homes including rehabilitation services on a quarterly basis. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

From Tele-HELP to telehealth

CiscoHealth

Comprised of four hospitals and 15 medical centres, as well as four more centres opening this year, the multicultural network provides preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare globally.

Section GG Web-Based Training Series

Briggs Healthcare

This training is intended for providers in the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: IRF QRP Help Desk. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Transactions: Trive Capital Invests in Choice Health at Home; LHC Group Completes Heart of Hospice Deal

Home Health Care

Tyler, Texas-based Choice is a home health, hospice and rehabilitation services provider. Trive Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, has formed a partnership with Choice Health at Home.