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Templates: Enlist therapist to document need

April 20, 2016Reid Bellis

 Q. What do therapists think about conducting exams?A. Many physicians choose to defer to a physical or occupational therapist to conduct an appropriate mobility evaluation.I often ask PTs/OTs what they use to successfully document a comprehensive mobility exam. It seems there are five distinct answers yielding different outcomes and results.1. The therapist is not comfortable conducting a specialty mobility exam or it is not part of their regular practice.2. The therapist uses a word document...

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Templates: Speed up turnaround time

March 21, 2016Reid Bellis

A. Suppliers can realize significant cost savings by reducing delivery turnaround times when electronic prescribing and documentation tools are used.Complex mobility suppliers seem to be constantly grappling with how to deliver equipment at a faster rate than what might be humanly possible. We already know the faster the patient gets the equipment, the better the patient outcome. The process now takes between 90 and 120 days. Using an electronic prescribing tool that communicates via secure cloud-based...

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Templates: Don't let templates scare you

February 22, 2016Reid Bellis

A. I thought the question regarding the use of templates for physician documentation was put to bed long ago. However, it seems I was wrong.In fact, the use of templates has not only been authorized by CMS, it has also cleared legal review by multiple national law firms.For now, let's review the guidance by CMS that clearly delineates the use of templates for power mobility devices.One can refer to Appendix F: Progress Notes and Forms (Definition and guidelines about tools/interfaces that assisting...

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Templates: Cloud systems streamline procedures

January 25, 2016Reid Bellis

A. Interoperability conjures up a vision of some esoteric system straight out of Star Wars. However, it has such incredible value as to be vital in health care today.The idea of a computer cloud system that can exchange and interpret vast amounts of data almost seems unreal, yet it is being used by almost every physician and hospital electronic record system. Through meaningful use testing in the last seven years, these systems must pass information back and forth among different...

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Mobility

Tools offer hope

January 24, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

With error rates for power wheelchairs consistently hovering around 50%—or more—providers say it's time to bring technology into the equation. “I asked, 'Isn't there a better way?'” said Ron Manno, president of Sewell, N.J.-based HME company Core Care Technologies and CEO of software company Reliant Data Solutions. “The answer is yes, and it starts with going paperless.”Both Manno and Gary Cox, who recently sold his Glendale, Ariz.-based HME company All-Med...

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