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
Margaret Schmidt Please join RehabCare and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News this afternoon for our webinar on data utilization with Ron Scarff, MSPT, Assistant Vice President of Research for RehabCare . From our presentation, “How Data Components Drive Optimal Rehab Services,” attendees will learn to communicate
Margaret Schmidt Pictured from left to right: Paul Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, Aaron Scheidies, PT, DPT for RehabCare and Glenda Mack, Divisional Vice President of Clinical Operations for RehabCare.
Were you unable to attend this year’s American Physical Therapy Association (AP
Margaret Schmidt Together with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, RehabCare is presenting a webinar on November 13: “How Data Components Drive Optimal Rehab Services.” Ron Scharff, MSPT, Assistant Vice President of Research for RehabCare, will explain why utilizing core data components is vital for optimal operatio
Mary Moretti You have surely noticed in your professional practice that we are seeing more and more people developing and being diagnosed with chronic conditions and illnesses. The incidence of chronic diseases and the related disabilities is expected to rise, especially as the “Baby Boomers” (more than 37 milli
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