In October 2016, all skilled nursing facilities will be submitting a new admission and discharge MDS for all Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. The purpose of the new admission and discharge assessments is to gather information for the quality reporting program (QRP). Specifically, there is a new MDS Section GG that required for only your Med A patients at admission and discharge. No other payers are included in this quality measure. Read more

The goal of rehabilitation is to help an individual heal physically and mentally and achieve their highest level of independence possible. Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), and Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) all work together to help individuals overcome obstacles and accomplish normal tasks of daily living. These therapists work on an individual level, which is beneficial for a range of conditions/diseases, ages and abilities. Read more

Thanks to today’s quality post cardiac rehabilitation programs, these days more and more people manage to survive severe heart problems that often cause millions of fatalities worldwide.  This quality care allows cardiac patients to avoid further complications and make positive changes to enhance their life expectancy and improve their overall heart health. Read more

Joint replacement surgery and joint replacement recovery are common areas of focus for surgeons and patients today.  These days, damaged joints can be safely removed and replaced with new ones via a surgical procedure known as joint replacement surgery. This type of intervention is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon. In some cases, instead of removing the entire joint, doctors will only fix or replace the damaged sections. Read more