The new mobile app will track rehabilitation treatment for patients and their loved ones - all at their fingertips. The app will offer actionable data that connects actions to patient outcomes, improves operational efficiency and tracks rehab progress across the care continuum.
Earlier this week, on November 16th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) final rule. This establishes a mandatory demonstration for a hospital-controlled, bundled payment for lower extremity joint replacement patients.
We would like to recognize Sage Weaver, our program director at Kindred Medical Hill in Oakland, California, who recently attended the AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) Visioning Summit in Washington D.C. The AOTA president personally invited Sage and thirty other stand-out occupational therapists.
In an effort to directly involve patients in their care, CMS proposed a new rule late last week that would change discharge planning requirements for acute hospitals and settings across the post-acute continuum.
It's easy to forget that physical therapists do so much more than treat people after an accident or injury.
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?
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