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Client Testimonial: Greater Brunswick

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Jessica Shaw

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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Continuity Of Care: The New Normal

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Jessica Shaw

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!

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HHS & CMS: Provider Relief Updates

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Jessica Shaw

Currently, there are two types of financial relief that healthcare providers can possibly receive:  

  1. CARES Act - Provider Relief Stimulus Check funded by HHS (Providers do not pay back)
  2. Accelerated and Advance Payments Program by CMS  (Providers payback in 120 Days via their regular Medicare payment checks)
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Client Testimonial: Lucas Therapies

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Jessica Shaw

Lucas Therapies is a private physical therapy practice located in Virginia that services a variety of specialties, including outpatient orthopedics, aquatic therapy and sports medicine. In addition, they also offer nutritional and personal training, making them a truly diverse practice for overall health and wellness. They also accommodate distant clients up to 150 miles away from their site, with a mobile clinic that is able to provide services at many different locations throughout central and southwest Virginia. 

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