Jimmo v. Sebelius: How to determine if therapy is reasonable or necessary under Part B

The delivery of medically necessary therapy services continues to be a challenge for all rehab providers and therapists. In recent years, Medicare changed the rules for Part B therapy reimbursement, applying an improvement standard to prevent residents from receiving unnecessary skilled therapy.


New packaging will increase med pass efficiency for skilled-nursing and AL communities with nurse administration

In early February, Symbria Rx Services will be rolling out new Opti-Pak packaging and labels for oral solid PRN tablet- and capsule-based medications that we deliver to skilled-nursing communities and assisted-living communities with nurse administration. Opti-Pak is a disposable, compliance-packaging system that uses blister cards and is compatible with medication-cart drawers.


Employees now have convenient new pay card option

If you're tired of dealing with traditional paper checks and don't have a bank account that you can use to receive direct deposit of your pay, here's great news! As part of the rollout of our new ExponentHR system, all employees will have access to the Skylight® PayOptionsTM Program. This program, which provides access to your paycheck via a convenient debit card, is a great alternative to printed paychecks.


Stress and the holidays: Seven tips to help you cope

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning, and entertaining, to name just a few.

But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.


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