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Jessica Shaw

As Raintree's Creative Content Manager, I enjoy both creative and technical writing. Some of my passions include art, anthropology, music, cooking and traveling to new places. I hope you enjoy this article, please feel free to comment and share!

Practice Reopening Strategies: The 4 C's

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Jessica Shaw

Even though the majority of the world has been closed for business, the healthcare industry has had to adapt and overcome the new challenges of providing alternative methods of patient care via telehealth. Now that society is entering the beginning stages of reopening, we wanted to make sure that our clients, from larger, enterprise level rehab facilities and behavioral health agencies to small therapy practices and specialty market clinics, that you are prepared to reopen your business to the public more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Below are the “4 C’s” we advise you to follow in order to best sustain a safe and healthy practice. 

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Client Testimonial: Pediatric Therapy Northshore

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Located in Covington, Louisiana, Pediatric Therapy Northshore is a private therapy clinic that offers a variety of sensory based treatments, allowing for individualized intervention and quality care. Their services include speech, occupational, music and feeding therapy all of which are provided by their female led team of expert therapists whom a majority have attained Master degrees in the field of Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy and the Arts.  

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How To Foster A Virtual Work Culture

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Jessica Shaw

As May is National Mental Health Month, it is important to recognize the personal wellness and stability of your employees by making efforts to promote a happy, healthy workforce. To do this, here are some ways that can help you foster a virtual company culture that keeps your employees personally engaged and professionally productive. 

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Client Testimonial: Greater Brunswick

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With five locations throughout southern Maine, Greater Brunswick & Core Physical Therapy has been providing skilled and passionate care since 1988. While they primarily focus on holistic and physical therapy, they also provide craniosacral, pelvic, neuromuscular and orthopedic therapy via aquatics, taping, massage and personal training services. 

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Social Distancing vs Social Isolation

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Jessica Shaw

While all of us are trying our best to make the most of being in quarantine, it is important to remember that social distancing is NOT social isolation. Face to face interactions, even if they are virtually through a screen, are vital to the development and personal health of anyone. Here at Raintree, we care about your wellbeing and want you to stay connected to friends, family and yourself during this time of staying home, so we have provided a list of digital resources that make it easy and fun to continue communicating and participating in engaging activities. 

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Stimulus Act Updates I 2020

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Jessica Shaw

While we are beginning to see certain states start to reopen beaches, restaurants and public businesses, it will be interesting to see how the government continues to handle kickstarting the economy as well as stabilizing the returning workforce. 

As of April 21, 2020 the Senate has approved a bill that provides an additional $484 billion of financial relief to America’s economic recovery during the COVID pandemic. From these funds, $310 billion serve as an extension to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was released as part of the CARES Act in late March (and ran out of funds by April 16). The remaining finances will be contributed to these new acts that are being proposed. 

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National Mental Health Month I 2020

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Jessica Shaw

As a preferred technical partner and solutions provider in the healthcare industry we offer EHR efficiency tools that allow medical and billing practices to custom build solutions, streamline RCM as well as optimize Practice Management. In addition to pediatric and physical therapy some of our other specialty markets include and are not limited to behavioral health, pain management, chiropractic, pulmonology, bariatric and rheumatology.

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WHO Hand Washing Campaign

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Jessica Shaw

It has been proven that hand washing is an essential part of daily hygiene and now even more so during the CoronaVirus, the practice of effectively washing your hands has never been so crucial to stopping the spread of germs and bacteria. Not only is it important to keep your hands clean but it is also important to remind others to wash their hands properly and often. 

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CMS Announcement

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Jessica Shaw

Over these past few months, the healthcare industry has been actively following the rules, updates and changes made by CMS. Primarily, the rise of telehealth has become a priority for the government to accept and allow medical providers, in particular physical therapists, the ability to offer virtual patient care through the use of video chat resources. While only certain providers were eligible, CMS has recently announced that they will now reimburse physical therapists for services rendered in outpatient settings. This emergency waiver includes PT, OT and SLP specialties and will last for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Client Testimonial: Kidz Therapeze

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Jessica Shaw

Kidz Therapeze is a local practice located in Bell County, Texas that provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to children with developmental disabilities. Their mission is to engage children in a positive, interactive environment that motivates them to participate in their communities and at home with their families.

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