Month: May 2014

Why SNF Providers Need to be Concerned about Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Effective October 1, 2012, CMS implemented a Hospital Readmission Reduction Program designed to provide incentives for hospitals to implement strategies to reduce the number of costly and unnecessary hospital readmissions. CMS defines a readmission in this context as An admission to a hospital within 30 days of a discharge from the same or another hospital. …

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Clearing the Air…An Open Letter to the New York Times Editors

The following article was posted to the Physical Therapy Business Alliance website and we wanted to share… Since the release of Medicare 2012 payments to providers, authors/journalists have shared multiple perspectives in their interpretation of the data. Because the payments to providers are based on NPI numbers, physical therapists in private practice are included in …

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