Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder
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.
October 1 was a day … I struggle to select the appropriate adjective to describe it appropriately. But it was a very long day.
Can quality outcomes be delivered with fewer therapy minutes now that PDPM is pushing other payment buttons? The question deserves a full airing.
Friday evenings in our house have a general theme as we transition into the weekend.
As PDPM comes ever nearer to being reality, conversations across therapy teams should remain focused on ensuring care is uniquely skilled, and that therapists are practicing at the top of their clinical license.
It’s that time again! Time for back to school, meeting new teachers, making new friends and looking forward to adventures ahead.