Building on her recent article "Point of Service Documentation and Other Billable Service Myths" CEO and Co-Founder, Emily Russell, was invited to participate in a podcast with Senior Rehab Project, discussing the state of Skilled Nursing.
Please support us this Giving Tuesday in launching our latest project - a therapy clinic in the Northwest Ohio & Southern Michigan area that focuses on Stuttering.
Stuttering clients are under served in this area. Our goal is to remedy that as well as provide educational opportunities for therapists.
I grew up in a smaller town in northwest Ohio. I stuttered very severely for most of my childhood and struggled mightily. As a kid, I really wanted to stop stuttering. More than anything. I tried hard and I worked with many well-meaning speech-language pathologists who meant well. Unfortunately, my therapy was not helpful in the way that I needed.
Facebook forums have been abuzz lately regarding ethical versus unethical productivity requirements for rehab professionals in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting. Some therapists say 90%+ productivity, while challenging, is attainable and say they manage to hit those numbers regularly. Other therapists are adamant that productivity expectations of 90%+ are impossible. Ultimately, the issue of ethical versus unethical productivity comes down to Medicare regulations regarding skilled (billable) and unskilled (non-billable) services. This information, while available for anyone to read, is a bit hard to track down and piece together. In this blog post, we’ll look at skilled and unskilled services as defined by Medicare and I challenge all of you to consider this information during your daily practice and share with your colleagues.