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#FighttheCut Explained

2020-12-02T17:47:47+00:00Healthcare News, News, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Practices, Political Action, Uncategorized|

#FightTheCut – Learn More About The Upcoming 2021 Cuts While the Therapy & Rehab industry have been fighting cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for almost a decade, the latest proposed funding deficit is set to take effect in 2021. Here is a brief timeline that offers a high level overview of what PT, OT and SLP providers have had to experience over the past few years. 2011- Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) 2013- Additional deepening of cuts to the MPPR 2018- Reductions to two of the most common procedural codes used by physical therapists, Therapeutic Exercise (97110) [...]

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#FightTheCut  - Nick Patel, Executive Director of APTQI, Explains the Looming 2021 Cuts to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On October 21, 2020, Nick Patel, Executive Director of APTQI, gave a presentation to our clients during Raintree's Annual User Conference (RTUC) regarding the planned Medicare payment cuts to over 30 different specialties- including an alarming 9% to physical and occupational therapy services. This cut, coupled with a series of payment reductions in recent years, will undermine patient access and lead to negative downstream consequences for American seniors and healthcare delivery system costs. That’s why the physical, occupational, and speech therapy [...]

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APTQI Legislative Update 2021

2020-10-20T20:06:36+00:00Compliance, Healthcare News, Medical Billing, MIPS, News, partners, Patient Collections, Political Action, Revenue Cycle Management, Uncategorized|

Therapy & Rehab Legislative Update for 2021 On January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to implement a deep, across-the-board 9% cut to physical and occupational therapy services.  APTQI is on the leading edge of advocacy for the Therapy & Rehab Industry.  Join us for a free webinar with Nick Patel as we talk about current legislation, regulatory changes, and other issues affecting our industry. See Full APTQI Press Release When:  Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 Where: Webinar Link Time: 1:30 PM (Pacific) Topic: Looming Cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This session [...]

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Take Action

2020-04-29T23:21:54+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Healthcare News, Political Action, Telehealth, Telemedicine|

Take Action Urge CMS to Expand Access to Physical Therapy During the COVID-19 Crisis As the nation comes to grips with enormous challenges imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, it is critical to ensure that patients who rely on outpatient therapy services to manage their chronic and acute pain are able to continue receiving these vital services in the safety of their homes through telehealth-based approaches. In an Interim Final Rule filed this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a new list of services, which are typically provided by physical therapists, occupational therapists and [...]

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COVID-19- Continuity of Care and Your Business

2020-03-16T16:25:15+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Patient Engagement|

Continuity of Care and Your Business With the recent announcement by the World Health Organization that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is officially a pandemic, it is important to understand the impact this will have on you patients and ultimately your business.  Your patients will have questions about their treatment so it is important to have a communication plan with your patients. Back to Basics and Other Best Practices With all the new technologies available for patient engagement, something that is even more important is to actually have a plan on how to use the tools at your disposal. The first [...]

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We’re In This Together

2020-04-15T19:42:49+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Healthcare News|

We’re In This Together! As most of the world now knows, we are all facing concerns and in some cases fears of the impact COVID-19 poses to humanity globally and in our own communities.  We want to assure you we are committed to reducing those anxieties and advancing our just cause of enabling access to healthcare for as many as possible through the use of technology. The disruption we are starting to see in the healthcare delivery system could cause financial strain on business and by extension ours as well.  For many of you, we share in this [...]

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Raintree Becomes APTQI First Strategic Partner

2020-04-22T19:50:00+00:00Healthcare News, Partner Spotlight, partners, Press Release, Technology|

Raintree Systems is APTQI First Strategic Partner APTQI Welcomes Raintree Systems as Their First Strategic Partner Raintree Systems is pleased to announce that we are the first Strategic Partner for the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI). Through this strategic partnership, Raintree will work with APTQI to affect positive legislative and regulatory change to support the future of the physical therapy profession. In its capacity as a Strategic Partner, Raintree professionals will support APTQI advocacy efforts, take part in APTQI events and engage directly with the APTQI Board. Raintree Systems is an industry leader that provides [...]

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New CCI Edits from CMS – January 1, 2020 Updates

2020-01-03T17:46:07+00:00Billing Software, Compliance, ICD-10, MACRA, MIPS|

Important Information Regarding New CCI Edits from CMS Effective January 1st, 2020 CMS implemented new CCI edits.  Included in the new set of edits are several significant changes for Therapy CPT codes 97150 and 97530 are now listed as a Column 1 code with all of the PT and OT evaluation and reevaluation codes (97161-97168) and are not permitted to be billed on the same day as a PT or OT evaluation There is a new edit requiting a modifier 59 for CPT 97140 when billed with PT or OT evaluation Raintree has included these new CCI edits in [...]

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Raintree Rehab and Physitrack Joint Venture

2019-11-20T16:39:55+00:00Healthcare News, partners, Press Release|

Raintree Rehab & Physitrack Joint Venture To Deliver Clinical Outcomes Raintree Rehab, a division of Raintree Systems that provides the most complete business management solution for physical therapy and rehabilitation operators throughout the United States and Physitrack, an Apple Mobility Partner and world leader in patient engagement technology with customers in 102 countries, today announces a joint venture to develop and market clinical outcomes data solutions. Both companies have independently been active in the outcomes data arena for several years, with Physitrack providing tools that help providers gather data in lockstep with Home Exercise Prescription from patients in [...]

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RSM-RCM Division

2019-11-01T23:03:12+00:00Healthcare News, Medical Billing, News, Press Release|

Raintree Systems Announces The Launch Of Specialty Markets and Revenue Cycle Management Divisions Temecula, CA— November 1st, 2019— Raintree Systems announces the creation and launch of their new Raintree Specialty Markets (RSM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Divisions. These divisions support provider groups and revenue cycle management companies which serve specialty physician, durable medical equipment, dialysis management companies, and managed services organizations (MSOs) throughout the US. Stacey Goodwin, a long-time Raintree leader and product design expert, serves as the Raintree Specialty Market President. Tricia Morgan-Putt serves as Raintree’s Revenue Cycle Management President. Prior to joining Raintree, both Tricia [...]

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