The Coalition for ICD-10, an alliance of hospitals, health plans, professional associations, coding experts, and vendors, recently requested the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish October 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 date.
The AAC Institute is asking for support to urge the White House, Congress, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to exempt Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) from all rental requirements and remove SGDs from the capped rental rule that takes effect April 1.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), new rules proposed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 14 include changes to provider network requirements that may help increase the number and variety of facilities, as well as specialists provided by policies in the federally managed exchanges.
Legislation designed to reinforce the repeal of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) and other enhancements in healthcare delivery has reportedly gained backing from the American Medical Association (AMA).
WebPT reports that it has launched a new educational website engineered to assist PTs, OTs, and SLPs in preparing for the nationwide transition to the ICD-10.
In a recent study, University of Oxford researchers state that nearly 8% of components used in primary hip replacements in 2011 were implanted without readily identifiable evidence of clinical effectiveness.
Performance Health states that its new Active Care System is engineered to support in-clinic and home exercises, while engaging therapists with new tools and increasing revenue.
A recent study suggests that the use of high-density foam mattresses may allow the standard 2-hour patient repositioning schedule, intended to minimize pressure ulcers, to be extended up to 3 or 4 hours.
A survey indicates that clinicians and nurses are highly vulnerable to work injuries, leading to missed shifts and altered activities while on the job.
A recent donation has allowed University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences, to launch what it calls the "first university-based military medicine center for wounded warriors on the West Coast."