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Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

Interdisciplinary rehab helps seniors with chronic pain

March 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New findings suggest that the more people at the rehabilitation table, the more seniors with chronic pain benefit. 

The therapy coding overhaul

March 24, 2017  |  Caralyn Davis

CMS's recent changes to therapy code sets are rocking the provider world. This primer will help your facility transition to the new CPT codes and the new Medicare reimbursement rules that are coming next.

Volunteers of America buys into Centrex Rehab

February 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Nonprofit Volunteers of America has become part owner of Centrex Rehab, allowing the company to nearly double in size.

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

December 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.

Kindred is first LTC site to win NIST quality award

November 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a rehab facility tucked in the rural mountains of Idaho for its leadership in excellence and quality.

The psychology of rehab

October 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Fretting about CJR and rehab outcomes? Here’s why one of the best additions to your rehabilitation service line might be a psychologist.

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

October 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The nation’s largest private nursing home company will pay $145 million to settle claims it overcharged the government for therapy treatments. 

Post-acute care software companies merge

October 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Casamba merges with post-acute software companies HealthWyse and TherapySource as part of a long-term growth strategy. 

It’s Never 2 Late launches rehab therapy program

October 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

It’s Never 2 Late Rehab gives therapists discipline-specific content to help seniors get engaged, exercise more and improve clinical outcomes. 

Study: Frailty screening can help residents weigh surgery risks

October 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Screening older residents for frailty can help doctors assess the risks of surgery and can motivate pre-surgery improvements.

Simplifying oxygen tank monitoring

October 3, 2016  |  Michaela McSheffrey, COO of MIJA

By Michaela McSheffrey,  COO of MIJA

Automated alerts on oxygen tanks can provide a safety valve for residents who rely on oxygen and can help busy caregivers keep track of which tanks are running low.


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