Margaret Schmidt As RehabCare Advantage recently reported, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont issued a proposed settlement in the Jimmo v. Sebelius case that alleged that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) violated its legal obligations by applying an “Improvement St
Margaret Schmidt A recent pivotal Medicare settlement bodes well for rehabilitation providers and patients who must manage or maintain their current medical condition. The proposed settlement of the nationwide class action lawsuit Glenda Jimmo, et. al. vs. Kathleen Sebelius states that Medicare must cover the
Margaret Schmidt To maximize clinical outcomes, it is important to implement specialized, results-driven rehab programs to meet wide needs of patients. RehabCare’s Smart Moves wellness program, launched in 2009, focuses on three aspects of wellness in support of active aging: fitness, health education and equipm
RehabCare As advancements have been made in the care of critically ill patients, we have had a growth in the number of ICU survivors, and this patient population has its own set of challenges, including a high incidence of ICU-acquired weakness or ICUAW. There is currently no standard protocol for care of this c
Margaret Schmidt RehabCare celebrated the rollout of its Smart mobile technology in September. Therapists use the patient care tracking application on their Apple iPads, iPhones and iPods, which belong to therapists for the duration of their employment. The devices have proven to be invaluable at the point of ca
Margaret Schmidt Are you prepared for new Medicare Part B outpatient therapy regulations?
Beginning on October 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will enforce new Medicare Part B caps on therapy services provided in settings including hospital outpatient therapy departments.
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