Renee Kinder, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News
Renee Kinder

Renee Kinder

Most recent articles by Renee Kinder

Renee Kinder

SNF Therapy Myths: Busted!

There are many myths surrounding rehab services in skilled nursing facilities. They often come from a lack of understanding of skilled care and a need to increase knowledge of Medicare regulations. I’ll bet we have all encountered at least some of these.

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Is your rehab partner wearing blinders?

Never, ever bet on a horse wearing blinders. Why, you ask? Because, of course, a horse wearing blinders must be irresponsible, uncontrollable and, worst of all, completely unaware of its surroundings. At least as a child who spent my summers at the track, that was my logic. You need another kind of logic to prepare for the workdays ahead.

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An interdisciplinary approach to rehab maintenance

The Jimmo ruling determined that services provided to Medicare beneficiaries could not be denied due to a beneficiary’s lack of restoration potential and the that deciding factor would be related to whether or not a skilled level of care would be indicated in order to prevent or slow further deterioration of their clinical condition.

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Preserving the aging voice

Additionally, the voice as a muscle does have a “use it or lose it” component, therefore engagement on the caregiver end is essential to prevent muscle wasting of this structure often overlooked.

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The skilled eye of a speech pathologist

The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual provides guidance for rehabilitation professionals on criteria for reasonable and necessary skilled services which include: Following Evidenced Based Practice Patterns: Services shall be considered under accepted standards of medical practice to be a specific and effective treatment for the patient’s condition. Providing Services at a Level of Complexity and Sophistication:…

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