Kristi Fredieu

Call to Action: National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Edit

An unexpected announcement has been made that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accepted two changes to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits effective January 1, 2020 that affect both physical occupational therapy. CMS announced it will no longer allow two frequently used therapy billing codes to be used in combination with …

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Nursing: How much do my key players need to know about PDPM? 

  Nursing will be a viable, primary skilled service under PDPM When it comes to skilled nursing, SNFs can provide direct skilled nursing services, such as wound care, intravenous feeding, IV medications, etc  or skilled-management nursing services, including management and evaluation of a patient care plan, observation and assessment of a patient’s condition, and teaching …

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Success in a Small Town: Therapy Center Success Story

Mr. Kenneth, a native of Church Point and a customer of Guilbeau’s Pharmacy, spotted our therapy clinic in downtown Carencro one afternoon. Little did he know, that in just a few months, he would become a frequent visitor of our clinic and an unforgettable therapy patient. After waking up one November morning with a terrible …

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