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  • The importance of an interdisciplinary team reaches beyond improved communication and reduction of silos -- IDTs allow for an holistic approach to care. Engaging with all levels of a patient’s care team ensures for the most complete care possible and empowers patients to maintain their… Read Full Post
  • Are You Ready for PDGM?

    By RehabCare
    As of January 1, the home health (HH) industry will see the biggest change to its reimbursement model in more than 20 years. Under the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), reimbursement will move from being tied to the number of therapy visits to clinical characteristics and patient needs. Read Full Post
  • Is your facility fully prepared to meet the requirements of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Phase 3? The new set of requirements goes into effect November 28, 2019. This blog post serves as a resource for you in addressing QAPI Phase 3 requirements. Read Full Post
  • Dining Strategies for Patients with Dementia

    By RehabCare
    Patients who suffer from dementia may need additional dining support to eat comfortably and independently at mealtime. Conducting an assessment of mealtime routines can help improve this function and plays an important role in quality reporting. Read Full Post
  • Is Your Facility at Risk Under PDPM?

    By RehabCare
    Since the implementation of PDPM on October 1, there has been considerable confusion around what the payment model change means for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Read Full Post
  • PDPM: What has changed and what hasn’t

    By RehabCare
    With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), it’s important to understand what changed, what remains the same, and the critical role of the highly skilled clinician in a patient’s care. Read Full Post
  • The Role of the Clinician Under PDPM

    By RehabCare
    The implementation of PDPM has marked a monumental change for skilled nursing facilities, and many questions remain about the impact on therapy and patient care. One of the biggest is around the value of licensed practitioners as highly trained clinicians under the new payment model. Read Full Post
  • RehabCare recently conducted this educational PDPM Webinar for LeadingAge MN membership, with Glenda Mack and Judy Freyermuth co-presenting! Read Full Post
  • Bike4Alz

    By Pam Rak
    Ken Barlow, son of Liz Barlow, Sr. Director of Quality, is biking across America this summer for a very good cause. He and 13 other fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University are headed 3,600 miles over the course of 10 weeks to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Their journey started May 17 in San Francisco and will end on July 20 in Virginia Beach. Read Full Post
  • PDPM: The Clinical and Financial Impacts

    By Mary Van de Kamp, Chief Clinical Officer, Liz Barlow, Senior Director of Clinical Quality, John Dwyer, Senior Director, FP&A
    The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) pushes payment away from quantity of services and promotes payment based on patient characteristics. We’re continuing our movement away from volume-based payments and more toward value-based purchasing. Read Full Post