Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, Wendell Foster’s Campus is a private non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives of both adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Their agency cares for over 2,000 patients within Kentucky and Southern Indiana in addition to actively participating in community support programs such as family networking, transportation accommodations and assistive technology resources for those with disabilities.
With states and government officials easing restrictions and beginning to authorize phased reopening, medical practices will certainly begin to see a revitalized surge in patient visits while society continues to learn how to adapt to the new normal. Over time, schedules will start to fill up as patients feel more comfortable venturing outside their homes, regular work days will resume for your staff and of course, the challenges of efficiently monitoring as well as managing your patient revenue cycle will reappear once your business reopens.
While society is just beginning to reopen in phases, the healthcare industry has been facing this new “normal” for quite some time. Whether it be advocating for financial stability or adapting to alternative methods of treatment, therapy practices, behavioral health agencies, specialty clinics and other medical affiliated businesses all have become experts at overcoming the unique challenges of providing patient care during this pandemic.
As a strategic partner of the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI), Raintree stands with their commitment to elevating patient care and providing value management for PT, OT and SLP practices. With the healthcare industry rapidly changing due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, Medicare reimbursements have continued to play a vital role in allowing physical therapists to offer alternative methods of care such as telehealth. However, due to the budget neutrality requirements that limit federal spending during the time of a waiver period, Congress is now considering increased rates for evaluation and management (E/M) billing codes. This change would go into effect at the start of the new year (2021) and result in an estimated 8% cut for therapy services.
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.
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.
Because of COVID-19, the normal delivery of healthcare services has drastically changed and patient care is suffering at the expense of difficult, but necessary preventive measures such as social distancing and public business closures. While society will eventually revert back to normal, the many changes happening now will forever affect healthcare and we want you to be prepared to adapt and overcome!
With COVID-19 being the cause for thousands of appointment cancellations and business closures, the need for alternative delivery of healthcare services has never been so critical to the survival and stability of society. Like you, Raintree has been paying close attention to the constant changes being made by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). With telemedicine on the rise, we wanted to provide you with the basic distinctions between telehealth and e-visits.