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National Men’s Mental Health

2020-06-17T19:30:35+00:00Creative, Healthcare News, News|

June 15 - 21, 2020 As part of National Men’s Health Week, the Men’s Health Network (MHN) is dedicated to provide medical screenings and educational resources for males of all ages. With these efforts, the MHN hopes to raise awareness and prioritize men’s health as a family issue. However, while a majority of men’s health problems involve physical diseases that can be preventable, it is also important to recognize the significance of mental health initiatives for men as well.  Especially during these past few months, the issues of behavioral and mental health have become more apparent to the [...]

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National Men’s Health Week

2020-06-15T19:52:55+00:00Creative, Healthcare News, News|

June 15 - 21, 2020 With today marking the beginning of National Men’s Health Week, we saw it fitting to do a small series of blogs dedicated to both the physical and mental wellbeing of males. From sons and fathers to brothers and friends, men play a significant role in everyone’s lives and it is important to recognize that their health is a priority. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, [...]

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National Family Health and Fitness Day

2020-06-10T19:05:52+00:00Creative, Healthcare News|

#NRPAFamilyFitDay Sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), this Saturday, June 13, 2020 is National Family Health & Fitness Day. Not to be confused with National Fitness Day which is in late September, June 13 is a day aimed to encourage families to actively pursue complete body wellness as well as to promote the benefits of parks and recreation within communities. While there are some limitations this year due to COVID-19, here at Raintree, we acknowledge the significance of the NRPA’s mission and encourage you, now more than ever, to recognize the importance of keeping our [...]

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APTQI Take Action

2020-06-03T21:59:16+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Disaster Recovery, EHR, EMR, Healthcare News, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Practices, Political Action, Practice Management, Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine|

Protect PT, OT and SLP Practices 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 [...]

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WHO Hand Washing Campaign

2020-05-04T20:04:03+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Healthcare News, News, Political Action, Practice Management|

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 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.  This picture is sourced from www.WHO.int.  As an extension of their global campaign Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care, the World Health Organization [...]

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CMS Announcement

2020-05-01T15:46:24+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Disaster Recovery, EHR, EMR, Healthcare News, News, Patient Collections, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Practices, Political Action, Practice Management, Smartphones and Healthcare, Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine|

Telehealth Coverage for PT, OT and SLP Therapists 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 [...]

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Kidz Therapeze Testimonial

2020-04-29T20:00:33+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Customer Success Stories, Disaster Recovery, EHR, EMR, Healthcare News, News, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Practices, Smartphones and Healthcare, Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine|

Client Testimonial 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. With a team of 20+ therapists, Kidz Therapeze strives to provide the highest quality of life for their patients by accommodating and specializing in a variety of congenital and neuromuscular diseases. Their staff includes several neuro-developmental therapists as well as speech and language pathologists who focus on sound [...]

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Continuity of Care

2020-04-27T19:17:08+00:00Compliance, Corona Virus, COVID19, EHR, EHR Systems, EMR, EMR software, EMR Systems, Healthcare News, Patient Collections, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Smartphones and Healthcare, Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine|

What is the New Normal for Healthcare? 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! As we begin to make this transition together, here are some changes to look out for.  Remote Working / Tele-Commuting- As many employees are figuring out how to maintain [...]

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HHS/CMS Updates

2020-04-22T21:48:49+00:00Billing Software, Compliance, Corona Virus, COVID19, Disaster Recovery, EHR, EMR, Healthcare News, News, Patient Collections, Political Action, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management|

Financial Relief for Healthcare Providers Currently, there are two types of financial relief that healthcare providers can possibly receive:   CARES Act - Provider Relief Stimulus Check funded by HHS (Providers may be eligible for forgiveness) Accelerated and Advance Payments Program by CMS  (Providers payback in 120 Days via their regular Medicare payment checks) What is the CARES Act?  This March, the bipartisan CARES Act was approved by the President and put into effect to provide substantial relief to the healthcare industry. Beginning in early April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been issuing stimulus [...]

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Lucas Therapies Testimonial

2020-04-29T21:16:06+00:00Corona Virus, COVID19, Customer Success Stories, EMR, Healthcare News, News, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Practices, Smartphones and Healthcare, Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine|

Client Testimonial 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.  With a three-year consecutive winning streak since 2017, Lucas Therapies has been recognized by local magazine, The Roanoker, as [...]

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