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Hip Replacement: 2024 PDGM Utilization Guidelines

Hip replacement recovery for many patients will take place in the home. Hip replacement patients will likely receive formal physical therapy from home health and/or outpatient physical therapy.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 6, 2024

OASIS M1860 Ambulation/Locomotion - Answer Indicated GG0170 Only

Just because the patient has a mobility deficit doesn’t mean s/he is a candidate for physical therapy. The patient’s status prior to this current episode is the primary driver that determines if physical therapy is needed or not. If the patient is not a candidate for therapy and will...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 25, 2023

M1860 Ambulation Deficit...Is PT Really Indicated?

When a mobility deficit is recorded on OASIS’s M1860 is physical therapy always indicated?

Elimination of OASIS Therapy Threshold Created Reimbursement Restrictions


When PDGM became effective back in January 2020, home...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 14, 2023