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Q & A – I have a resident who was discharged from Medicare A services, but then had a renewed skilled need and will receive skilled speech therapy services. How do I code section GG if we are not addressing ADL needs (no PT or OT services)?

Q: I have a resident who was discharged from Medicare A services, but then had a renewed skilled need and will receive skilled speech therapy services. How do I code section GG if we are not addressing ADL needs (no PT or OT services)?   A: All column 1 –...

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Now that CMS approved OT, PT, and SLPs for telehealth service delivery, can we start utilizing this distant service option for treatment delivery with appropriate patients?

Q: Now that CMS approved OT, PT, and SLPs for telehealth service delivery, can we start utilizing this distant service option for treatment delivery with appropriate patients?   A: New guidance issued by CMS issued on April 30th acknowledges OT, PT, SLP...

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Q & A – If the resident continues to have a dry cough after hospitalization, do I still use the RO5 for cough–he had one positive test for COVID-19 and 2 negatives?

Q: If the resident continues to have a dry cough after hospitalization, do I still use the RO5 for cough--he had one positive test for COVID-19 and 2 negatives?   A: You should only code the signs and symptoms (i.e. R05 cough) if the patient has s/s associated...

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