Medicare has proposed narrower requirements for reimbursements of lower limb prosthetics in an effort to curb fraud, but some in the amputee community worry that the new guidelines would hinder access to artificial limbs.
Each year, we pause to reflect on the importance of rehabilitation in healthcare and the successes of occupational, physical and speech therapy. So when did we begin setting aside a week devoted to rehabilitation?
Modern Healthcare recently released to the public their 2015 'Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare' list. Leading the pack were U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President of the United States Barack Obama. This is seen at large as a reflection of the centrality in healthcare based on the Affordable Care Act and the battle over its future.
Don’t miss the upcoming McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Fall Online Expo on Wednesday, September 9. The event seeks to answer the many remaining questions about recent proposed payment changes for Medicare.
Pat Conroy makes no bones about it in a recent Washington Post article – his road to recovery, which began three years ago after a failing liver and Type 2 diabetes landed him in the hospital, has not been easy.
Early research suggests that rehabilitation before cancer treatment can prepare the body for treatment and minimize some long-term effects, reports Kaiser Health News. According to a study published last year in the journal Anesthesiology, patients who receive prerehab for cancer treatment may be able to return to regular physical functioning more quickly than patients who do not.
By partnering with Redilearning, we streamlined onboarding, annual training, document reviews and more. The same iPad minis therapists were using for therapy documentation, payroll, patient home exercise planning and benefits administration were utilized to include learning and communication tools from Redilearning.
Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized several Medicare payment rules for providers, which will go into effect on October 1, 2015. Among these was the Final Fiscal Year 2016 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. This final rule takes into account responses submitted by Kindred Rehabilitation Services, as well as other providers and stakeholders, to the proposed rule issued in April 2015.
Congratulations to Joe Fuller, Vice President of Finance for Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, for his recent selection to the Leadership Louisville Class of 2016.
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