Rehabilitation

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

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

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Kindred is first LTC site to win NIST quality award

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

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The psychology of rehab

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

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Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

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

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Post-acute care software companies merge

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

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It’s Never 2 Late launches rehab therapy program

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

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Study: Frailty screening can help residents weigh surgery risks

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

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Judge: CMS fails to educate on maintenance therapy coverage changes

Too many beneficiaries—and their doctors—still don’t realize that maintenance therapies are now covered by Medicare, ruled a U.S. District Court judge.

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