June 30 marked the end of the testing period for the claims-based data collection requirement for outpatient therapy, meaning that claims for therapy services that do not contain one of the 42 G-codes and seven modifiers will now be returned or rejected.
Although sunny skies and warm air don't bring to mind runny noses and hacking coughs, it's worth remembering that flu season is just around the corner. So as you hold on to those last few weeks of summer weather, now might also be the time to think about how your facility is preparing for the upcoming influenza season.
In healthcare, a huge emphasis is placed on clinical training. Physicians, nurses, and aides go through hours and even days of clinical training upon hire, and then again every year to ensure they are following the latest medical guidelines.