REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

   
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  
   

Peak RehabCare is a therapist-managed rehab contract company providing Comprehensive Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy Services. We serve Healthcare facilities in Western Kentucky including Hospitals, LTC and Home Health Agencies.

  

TOGETHER MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Beginning January 2017, CMS issued new OT and PT evaluation codes. The PT evaluation code 97001 was replaced with three (3) new codes  based on complexity.

Please note: Time (face to face with patient and or family) was only used to guide determination of relative value of each code and does not factor in determining or selection of the codes.

97162 - Low complexity- (20 minutes), 97162 - Moderate complexity - (30 minutes) and 9763 - High Complexity- (45 minutes). The Re-evaluation code 97002 was replaced with 97164.

Likewise, the OT evaluation code 97003 was replaced with  97165 - Low complexity - (30 minutes), 97166 - Moderate Complexity - (45 minutes) and 97167 - High Complexity (60minutes).

The Re-evaluation code 97004 was replaced with 97168    

These new codes will apply to Medicare and all insurance carriers that are HIPPA entities 


Hospital Readmissions

The importance of determining the best path for patient care after hospital discharge cannot be overstated.  According to Care Centrix (carecentrix.com):

75% of costly hospital readmissions are preventable 40% of patients discharged to Long-term care facilities did not need to be 1 out of 5 Medicare patients discharged from hospitals are readmitted within 30 days, causing a >$17 billion annual waste 69% of patients who are on a new drug at discharge only ½ understand the potential complication

 

Read more https://hme-business.com/articles/2017/04/13/driscoll.aspx

 New Codes for Rehab Evals. . .

   

SPECIAL JUICE REDUCES UTI'S
According to Nutrition Research, a pilot study consisting of 200 nursing homes residents revealed that black choke berry juice has been found to reduce the rate of urinary tract infections. Read More

  

OIG  TO FOCUS ON BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LTC EMPLOYEES

OIG will be reviewing procedures and costs related to conducting background checks on prospective LTC employees and other workers who would have direct access to patients.  The background checks are intended to ensure facilities do not hire individuals who are considered excluded providers by the OIG (e.g., convicted felons with histories of violent behaviors or other abusive actions).

org.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-10-00422.pdf