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
Margaret Schmidt A new study has established anemia as a risk factor for dementia, reports Long-Term Living Magazine . The study was recently published in Neurology .
Dr. Kristine Yaffe, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and her colleagues followed more than 2,500 individuals be
RehabCare The same day CMS issued the final IRF rule, they issued the SNF Medicare Prospective Payment System update for the fiscal year 2014. In large part the final rule was in line with our expectations and close to the proposed rule issued earlier this year. The final rule includes a 1.3 percent Market Baske
RehabCare On July 31, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final 2014 Medicare payment and regulatory update for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, which includes a 2.3 percent increase in Medicare payments effective on October 1, 2013. The final rule also included several upda
Margaret Schmidt A recent study conducted by American and German scientists found that vitamin D deficiency not only inhibits the formation of new bone but also accelerates aging of existing bone, according to an article in Medical News Today . The study appears in the journal Science Translational Medici
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