San Mateo Physical Therapy Center

Medicare Part B

Part B helps cover medically-necessary services like doctors' services, outpatient care, home health services, and other medical services. Part B also covers some preventive services. Check your Medicare Card to find out if you have Part B. You can not receive Physical Therapy at Campus Physical Therapy Center if you are receiving Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech, and/or Nursing services at your home through a Home Care Agency (Medicare Part A). Make sure that you request a discharge from Home Health Services prior to initiate Outpatient Physical Therapy. You can not receive both Part A and Part B simultaneously.

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Medicare Crossover

Medicare Cross-Over is the process by which Medicare automatically forwards medical claims to your secondary insurance for processing. In effect, a Medicare recipient has one stop shopping for submitting medical claims and there is no need for you to file twice! That is, Medicare pays first, then claims are submitted electronically to your insurance company. That is, Medicare pays first, then claims are submitted electronically to your insurance company. Contact Medicare or your secondary insurance to learn how to enroll in Medicare Crossover. There is no cost for enrolling. Since your secondary insurance will receive claims electronically from Medicare, the claims payment cycle should be shortened. You should receive reimbursement faster!

If you don't have a Medicare crossover, our office may charge the copayment and deductible directly to you. Doctors' offices are required to file claims only with Medicare.

Further information can be obtained from Medicare Website: https://www.cms.gov/

Campus Physical Therapy Inc and Luis E Araneda, DPT are a Medicare part B provider.

 

 

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Fall Prevention

Anyone can fall. But as we age, our risk of falling becomes greater. That's the bad news. The good news is that falls can be prevented. The first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them. For example, poor balance, decreased muscle and bone strength, reduced vision or hearing, and unsafe conditions in and around your home can increase your chance of falling. Staying safe and on your feet is a matter of taking some steps to protect yourself.

You can prevent falls by making the needed adjustments to your home and lifestyle, and by making sure you eat well, stay fit, and use whatever devices will facilitate your daily life while keeping you safe. Your independence and well-being are at stake. Take action!

Assistive Devices

Assistive devices ease the strains of daily activities at home, at work or at play. They include medical equipment, mobility aids, information technologies, practical daily aids and gadgets to suit all tastes and needs.

There is many devices that can considerably improve your quality of life. Find out how they can help you and don't hesitate to use them! Some of those devices include: cane, walker, wheelchair, slip-resistant flooring, grab bars, hand-held shower head, bath seat with arm rails, non-slip floor mat, easy-to-grip utensils, side-opening oven door, heightadjustable cupboards and counters, automatic-stop kettle, pouring aid, and many others.

Tips to Get Active

Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life. People who are physically active live longer, healthier lives. Active people are more productive, and more likely to avoid illness and injury.

Being active doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many ways to make physical activity a part of daily life — at home, at school, at work, at play, and on the way.

Getting started is easier than you think. Start now and slowly increase your physical activity to meet the new recommendations. They can be met through planned exercise sessions, active forms of transportation like walking or biking, as well as recreation and sports.

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