• Bayhealth and Kindred: Two Decades of Success

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services

    Partnerships thrive over decades in part because of their ability to succeed and adapt to change.

    Take Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) and the acute rehabilitation unit (ARU) at Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Mildford, Delaware, which KHRS has managed for more than two decades. The program continues to excel and recently moved to a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at Bayhealth’s new hospital located in the southernmost of the three Delaware counties, which is experiencing an influx of retirees.

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  • Value-Based Care Reforms Cause Rise in Outsource Partnerships

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    As value-based care reforms challenge hospitals to reduce costs and improve outcomes, one solution pursued by more and more hospitals and inpatient organizations is to outsource certain clinical and non-clinical services to third-party vendors. Read Full Post
  • Strategies to Reduce Care Delays

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    A patient’s transition from one post-acute setting to another can present challenges, such as transportation issues or discharge complications. Knowing how to mitigate these challenges before they happen can enable care teams to avoid costly care transition delays that impact patient experience and outcomes. Read Full Post
  • 3 Strategies to Improve Patient Access

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    Today’s healthcare environment is changing rapidly, resulting in increasing challenges for providers running acute rehabilitation programs. One of the most common obstacles is patient access. Read Full Post
  • The Importance of CARF Accreditation

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    Being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) can help your program stand out. CARF accreditation ensures physicians are providing patients with care that meets internationally accepted standards; reinforces person-focused standards that emphasize an integrated and individualized approach to services and outcomes; establishes accountability to funding sources, referral agencies, and the community of a commitment to quality; and provides guidance for responsible management and professional growth of personnel. Read Full Post
  • 5 Strategies for Reducing Reimbursement Disputes

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    The world of healthcare is becoming increasingly complex. Consequently, providers running inpatient rehabilitation programs are confronted with growing challenges – including the issue of reimbursement. Read Full Post
  • CMS Proposed Rule: Key Concerns

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    Kindred recently commented on Medicare’s 2020 proposed rule for freestanding and hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). The response was consistent with Kindred’s mission to help patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. Read Full Post
  • Certificate of Need (CON) is a public policy tool which seeks to slow healthcare cost growth, avoid duplication of programs and services and ensure that new development meets the needs of the community. Nationally, only 12 states have no CON requirements. In Florida, the CON program was enacted in 1973 and applied to the building of new health centers or expansion of certain, complex medical services – including hospitals, nursing facilities, hospices and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled. Read Full Post
  • What Consumers Want — Understanding Post-Acute Patients and Families

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    Healthcare has undergone rapid consumerization over the past decade. This transformation has impacted what patients expect from their post-acute care provider. Selecting the appropriate level of care to meet their unique needs is critical for their long term recovery. But how does the patient and their family choose the right setting for this level of care? Read Full Post
  • CMS Proposed Payment Rule for IRFs in 2020: Key Information for IRF-level Care

    By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
    On April 17, CMS issued a proposed rule for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year 2020. The proposed rule includes notable changes. Read Full Post