Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) recently introduced the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (H.R. 775) last week in support of a permanent solution to the therapy cap issue that threatens patient access to essential care.
Consistent with prior years’ budget proposals, the 2016 plan seeks to pay for some of the unrelated priorities through cuts to healthcare. Rather than pursue reimbursement cuts to fund unrelated legislative proposals, as the President’s budget appears to do, Kindred and RehabCare support progressive patient-centered policy development that focuses on patient need and integrated care rather than artificial caps on services.
Cara Greenwald, PT, tDPT, Clinical Coordinator for RehabCare at El Camino Hospital Rehabilitation Center in Los Gatos, was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recently for her work establishing the responsiveness of the FIST test in inpatient rehabilitation.
Approximately 332,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year. Hip replacements are among the most common and effective surgeries in orthopedics, and quality rehabilitation following surgery returns restores function for patients whose activities have become limited by difficulties with walking.
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Total knee replacement can be a good option for individuals with a deteriorating knee joint and progressive pain. Learn exactly what knee replacement entails and what to expect following surgery.
As hospitals brace for an expanding number of conditions to be scrutinized when patients are readmitted, reducing rehospitalizations continues to be on all providers’ minds. Teaching patients to manage their medications is an important strategy for reducing these readmissions.
Highlighting quality outcomes is essential to demonstrate functional improvement of patients. Download RehabCare’s white paper, The Importance of Clinical Outcomes in Rehab Programs: Today and in the Age of Healthcare Reform, for free.
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