Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder
My household smells like the inside of a swimming pool. Literally, only Clorox will do. Walls, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, even in the laundry. Everyone here has some piece of clothing that has suffered with the proof shown in spot, discoloration and fading.
As we soak up the summer heat, look longingly for the days of normal life, and seek the structure back to school season provides, let us refocus on lessons learned.
COVID-19, we are navigating your blinding and winding path and will arise from grips stronger than ever.
There is much being said about the precious nature of life these days.
If at first you don’t succeed, keep justifying yourself until you get a win from federal regulators. That has to be the mantra for therapy providers and others during this pandemic.
Providing the right care for our nursing home should be a little thing. Not a big thing, not a struggle, not a herculean task battling red tape in your organization, and one that should allow us to use basic human common sense.
Thankfully, post-acute care focus on swallow assessment and rehabilitation has improved since the implementation of the Patient Drive Payment Model.
These are trying times, but professionally and personally they also represent great opportunities to give our patients our best.
When will we ever see paradise again? It may be staring you in the face already, or just around the corner.
The therapy world as we know it has been transformed in the era of COVID-19. Allow me to provide some important answers to some important questions.
I have seen recommendations that families have been advised to communicate via phone, FaceTime, Skype, and other various modes of communication. But are residents prepared to do this?
If there is a buzzword being used in our industry right now, it would be “data.” What will your data say about you?
This week has been eye-opening. I shifted from policy enthusiast to affected family member.
We have all heard “change is hard.” But I am here to tell you that with some purposeful planning, it doesn’t have to be.
Here’s a line I’d like you to ponder: Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations.
New Year, new reimbursement model … for our home health counterparts, that is. Think the changes will not impact you? Think again.
It’s time to look back at the year, learn from successes, determine areas for continued internal growth, and develop plans for future messaging.
With established cognitive treatment code codes published in the final rule, we are no longer lost!
I continue to believe the occasional concerns, regulatory misunderstandings and questions associated with internal policy seen in the post-acute world are often secondary to a general lack of understanding of the rules.
The new payment system has resulted in some creative MDS-related questions regarding the PDPM areas associated with swallow and diet.