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October: National Physical Therapy Month

October 2, 2020

“While I’ve always known that PT’s play an important role in patients lives, what I have come to realize is that our place in their hearts and lives is bigger than that. I am lucky enough to get to be a part of this every day with ATS!” ~Kealy Hootman, PT, DPT, Director of Therapy…

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Celebrating the ‘Power of Teamwork’

August 26, 2020

Throughout September we are celebrating rehabilitation professionals and their clinical team members who work together to make a difference in a patient’s quality of life. Did you Know? There are more than 700,000 therapy professionals working in various settings across the U.S. Especially during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 13-19, ATS would like to recognize you…

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ATS Employee = Inspired + Driven

August 14, 2020

ATS would like to recognize Katrina Black, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Villa Clara Post Acute Care, for her commitment to furthering her education and career. Katrina is enrolled in the weekend Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Belmont University in Nashville and is on track to graduate in 2022. When asked about the driving force behind furthering her education, Katrina…

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A Holistic Approach to Helping Patients Thrive

August 26, 2020

Kealy Hootman PT, Senior Director of Therapy, ATS did a Q&A session with our very own Nicole Garner, Administrator at East Bank Center to gain her insight on the importance of person-centered care.

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Keep in the Know- Regulatory Updates

August 4, 2020

Over the last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented major payment changes for Therapy Services delivered in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Below are a few recent updates: Value-Based Purchasing Program: As you know, on October 1, 2019, CMS shifted to Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for all SNFs. This value-based payment model supports…

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Client Stories – James “Jim” B. – U.S. Navy Veteran

July 28, 2020

Jim, a proud Navy veteran who served from 1958-1960 on the USS Interceptor, and had a long career at Northern Illinois University, was admitted to Generations at Neighbors with a left below-knee amputation and Stage IV pressure wound. He was dependent on all self-care, bed mobility and transfers at his Initial evaluation in mid-September 2019. Jim’s number…

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Coordination + Communication = An Effective Infection Prevention and Control Program

July 21, 2020

By: M. Caleb Beary, PT, Senior Director of Therapy, ATS The importance of maintaining proper infection prevention and control (IPC) best practices has never been more critical. As skilled nursing providers continue to care for patients with higher acuity and invasive devices, the potential for health care-associated infections continues to increase. (source: Office of Disease Prevention and Promotion) Developing…

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Therapy – Playing an important role in Infection Prevention and Control

July 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) released several announcements last week impacting skilled nursing facilities and other health care providers. As no surprise, the focus continues to be on infection prevention and control…

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