Margaret Schmidt In a national effort to reduce billing errors from skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has drawn up individual claims reports for facilities and implemented a program known as “PEPPER” (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report). Each PEPPER
Margaret Schmidt Kelly’s therapists from left to right: Stacey Irek, OT, Steven Desaulniers, PT, and Laura Beard, SLP.
Like many others, you may have caught this video of our patient Kelly Downing, who received months of therapy at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Greenbriar for chronic
RehabCare RehabCare is excited to watch Katie Couric profile one of our patients, Kelly Downing, on Couric’s daytime show tomorrow, October 9. Kelly Downing of Massachusetts experienced full-body paralysis and speech difficulties and was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. RehabCare therapists from each disci
RehabCare Working with an elderly population can require special understanding. Keep these tips in mind when interacting with older patients in therapy:
Stand or sit face-to-face when conversing. Kneel when speaking to patients in wheelchairs.
Ask the patient to complete one task at a time.
Ask only one
RehabCare December 4, 2012 started off like any other day for 17-year-old Darby McGee, an Arkansas high school junior and devoted member of her school’s Color Guard. But it quickly became the first day of what would become the most challenging few months of her young life, and she doesn’t even remember the da
Margaret Schmidt Happy National Rehabilitation Awareness Week! From the inception of occupational therapy to rehabilitation job prospects, we bring you nine things you might not know about rehabilitation:
Occupational therapy began in 1917. Therapists were recruited by the Surgeon General and worked as “reco
RehabCare The House Ways and Means Committee recently released legislative language reflecting several elements included in the Administration’s budget proposal – including reducing market basket updates, equalizing payments for certain conditions commonly treated in IRFs starting in 2014, reinstating the 75% ru
Margaret Schmidt RehabCare is a platinum sponsor for McKnight’s Long Term Care News first Fall Online Expo, where participants can gain access to industry white papers, giveaways and product information for free. Part of tomorrow’s expo will focus on how to build relationships with case managers. The expo includ
Margaret Schmidt RehabCare recently hosted a webinar in conjunction with McKnight’s Long Term Care News to discuss how long-term care providers can reduce rehospitalizations. Why are patients readmitted to the hospital, and where does therapy come in? RehabCare ’s Glenda Mack, PT, MSPT, MBA, CLT, CWS, division
RehabCare As we shared earlier this year, Members of Congress have been working on a framework for a permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for the physician fee schedule. Efforts to repeal the SGR are of importance to therapy for two critical reasons; first because Medicare Part B reimbursement r
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