Regulation is always clear and easy to comprehend. Laughable, right? What often happens when new rules and regulations are proposed or finalized is that there is a flurry of activity following, from...
SNFs kept up ‘remarkable’ level of rehab during pandemic, Harvard study finds
Mar 06, 2023
Despite caring for a sicker patient population and higher staff turnover, skilled nursing facilities provided post-acute rehabilitation services with only a modest decline in intensity, investigators say.
Persistent COVID-19 symptoms require rehab two years later, study finds
Feb 26, 2023
Over 80% of patients who report having post-COVID conditions four months after hospitalization continue to face symptoms that limit their daily functioning two years later, researchers have found.
The skill of knowing the basics
Feb 16, 2023
In a world of constant chatter, revolving news streams, and search for the latest and greatest viral trend, there is a skill to shutting it all out and going back to the basics. In the realm of rehab...
$30 million judgment hits nursing home that failed to document, reposition rehab patient
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 26, 2023
The lack of instructions on repositioning an elderly man who spent two weeks in a nursing home for rehabilitation after a fall contributed to his death, and a $30 million judgment against the facility...
Let’s talk about joints
Jean Wendland Porter
Nov 15, 2022
As a Physical Therapist for several years (and even several decades), I’ve participated in rehabilitating a lot of joints. Some shoulders, a few elbows, some hips, and lots and lots of knees. Our job...
Therapy teams take note: CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
Nov 10, 2022
It’s that time of year again! Medicare has released the calendar year 2023 final rule related to Medicare Part B, which is impacted by the physician fee schedule and determines rates and coding updates...
Focus on hand coordination could improve stroke therapy outcomes: study
Sep 07, 2022
Stroke may affect some bimanual tasks more than others, leaving room for significant improvements in capabilities, investigators say.
Lessons from the hospital
Jean Wendland Porter
Aug 29, 2022
My 89-year-old mother recently spent time in the hospital, and the outcome was uncertain. Prior level of function: independent with ADLs, independent with ambulation without assistive device, independent...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Aug. 8
Aug 08, 2022
Cognitive rehab may relieve older adults of COVID-related brain fog … Some COVID patients remain contagious after day 5, researchers find … Paxlovid treatment may need to be extended to avoid rebound,...