Study: Inpatient rehab not needed for patients living alone after joint replacement
Jan 22, 2018
A new study undermines the idea that patients who live alone need inpatient rehabilitation care after knee or hip replacement surgery.
Kindred buys Centerre Healthcare
Jan 06, 2015
Kindred Healthcare has completed the previously announced acquisition of Centerre Healthcare Corporation for approximately $195 million in cash.
Medicare should pay skilled nursing facilities and rehab facilities equally for certain treatments, MedPAC...
Jun 16, 2014
Skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should receive the same payments for treating certain conditions, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended in its latest report...
Rehab providers offer study results to argue against site-neutral payments
Mar 12, 2014
Patients generally have better clinical outcomes and live longer if they are treated in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital rather than a skilled nursing facility, according to a study commissioned by...
MedPAC holds off on recommendation for site-neutral payments for post-acute care
Mar 10, 2014
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed equalizing reimbursements for different post-acute providers but did not issue a formal recommendation at a meeting last week. This was the second time...
MedPAC focuses on rehab
James M. Berklan
Dec 01, 2013
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission could be getting closer to formally recommending more uniform payments to skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
MedPAC shows enthusiasm for equalizing SNF, inpatient rehab facility payments
Nov 12, 2013
More uniform reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities could be implemented soon, policy analysts recently told the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. The...
Renovating for rehab
Sep 01, 2013
A renovated facility is now in harmony with its surroundings, offering residents tranquility and motivation during their rehabilitation.
Murray, Ryan begin budget negotiations as long-term care providers analyze White House plan
Apr 12, 2013
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) met Wednesday to discuss budget negotiations. The architects of the House and Senate budgets had a “constructive discussion” and are “working...