A recent article in Provider Magazine reminds rehab teams that from start to finish, clinicians need to consistently communicate with and listen to all parties involved in the patient’s care.
From the outset, the patient and the multidisciplinary rehab team should take the opportunity to educate each other. Clinicians inform the patient and the patient’s family about the clinical implications of stroke, and the patient gets the chance to explain their goals and their life before their stroke.
Many of us focus on losing weight as the New Year begins, but it can be hard to know the best way to reach our goals. Everywhere we turn there is a new, “guaranteed” weight loss program or exercise fad vying for our attention and our dollars. Although there is a lot of solid research available to assist us in identifying a good program, that information is often in the shadows of the highly marketed money-making programs. We typically focus on what looks to be a quick and easy fix.
67% of the US population is currently overweight or obese. This epidemic has increased the need for research into what works and what doesn’t work to guide people to safe weigh loss strategies. Recent findings support much of what we already know: There are still no quick fixes that are sustainable.
RehabCare The nation’s post-acute care system continues to be highly scrutinized within the context of access, quality outcomes, efficiency and reimbursements. In order to provide context to factors related to the provision of care and rehabilitation across the entire continuum, RehabCare has compiled the follow
Margaret Schmidt We don’t want to dampen your holiday spirit, but we at RehabCare do want you to be safe this holiday season. The holidays are notorious for coronary trouble, and it is critical to be vigilant about heart health and self-care in December. According to the American Red Cross, the likeliest ti
Margaret Schmidt A group of therapists at Timberlake Care Center in Kansas City, MO who are originally from the Philippines organized a fun run on November 17 to raise money for victims of typhoon Haiyan.
It began as a small Facebook event but grew into an event attended by dozens. The run at Loose Park was co
Margaret Schmidt Medicare recently proposed expanding coverage of cardiac rehabilitation services for cardiac patients, reports MedPage Today . Prior to the proposal, announced online last week, CMS claimed there was insufficient evidence to support cardiac rehab to patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Me
Margaret Schmidt The Jimmo case is on the agenda for this Thursday’s SNF/Long Term Care Open Door Forum. RehabCare has been closely following the Jimmo vs. Sebelius settlement, which this year established the maintenance standard for Medicare coverage. Prior to the Jimmo case, Medicare only covered skilled c
Margaret Schmidt Attention, physical therapists: Two orthopedic surgeons at the University Hospitals in Belgium recently discovered a new knee ligament now known as the anterolateral ligament (ALL). The New York Times reported that Dr. Steven Claes and Dr. Johann Bellemans found that the fifth ligament located
RehabCare One of your IRF claims was denied and appealed to the QIC/Maximus with medical record citations and written arguments, yet the decision was still Unfavorable. In fact, the reviewer stated: “The Beneficiary’s impairment, etiology, diagnosis, and comorbidities listed did not require the 24 hour availabil
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