Medicare Answers: Home Health Therapy

Entry By: Eileen Bach, PT, M.Ed, DPT Calling all Home Health therapists! The much anticipated Medicare new therapy rules questions and answers have been posted. 15 questions and answers provide some clear direction on the “what ifs” surrounding the new...

Important Update for Home Care Therapists

Entry By: Eileen Bach, PT, M.Ed, DPT CMS has an update on the 2011 Therapy rules – I encourage EVERY therapist working in home health care to read this document! Go to http://www.cms.gov/center/hha.asp and look for the document titled “Chapter 7 Home...

Scapular Assist Test

Entry By: Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT The scapular assist test is performed with the therapist recreating the bio-mechanics of the scapula.  The therapist manually upwardly rotates the scapula at the medial border with one hand while providing a posterior tilt at...