The updated language in Section GG requires some new reporting on quality measures beginning October 1, 2016, and getting ready for the change can be overwhelming. Follow these tips so your facility can be as prepared as possible.
Participants of this year's Florida Health Care Association Annual Conference will be able to hear Elizabeth Barlow, Senior Director of Quality, and Matt Sivret, Division Vice President of Clinical Services discuss how therapy can affect facilities' five star ratings with CMS.
Research scientists at the University of Granada and the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada showed that a brief physical therapy program (between seven and 10 days) can significantly improve the quality of life of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Over the last several years, CMS has issued Survey and Certification letters regarding specialized surveys with a focus on these areas: 1) MDS and Staffing 2) Dementia 3) Medication Related Events 4) Infection Control (in pilot phase).
Access RehabCare's webinar with McKnight's on how providers can best prepare for new payment models from CMS.
In 2015, Kindred Rehabilitation Services delivered therapy to more than 556,000 patients in the U.S. and Puerto Rico through Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services and RehabCare, and each year we share our acute and skilled rehab outcomes to demonstrate the success of our proven program management and the critical role rehab plays in meeting the functional needs of America’s aging population.
Red Nose Day: We bet you heard someone talking about it yesterday. Whether you saw a friend with a red nose on Facebook, purchased a red nose, snapchatted one onto yourself with a filter or simply heard someone talking about it, it seems everyone was in on raising awareness about kids’ poverty with the red nose theme.
Congratulations to our own OT Becky Finni, who was recently elected President-Elect of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association!
In late April 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed rules for several post-acute settings including Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to establish Medicare payment rates and other initiatives effective October 1, 2016 – the start of fiscal year 2017.
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