Clinical CareCoronavirus: Speech Language Pathologists Playing Key Frontline Role
Coronavirus patients who are placed on ventilators need help from speech language pathologists such as restoring the ability to swallow.
Clinical CareNorthwell Opens Acute Ventilator Recovery Units for Coronavirus Patients
For seriously ill coronavirus patients, acute ventilator recovery units serve as a bridge between ICU care and acute rehabilitation facilities.
Clinical CareTampa General, Kindred Healthcare JV Will Build Rehab Hospital
The $35 million, 80,000-square-foot hospital is expected to open in the fall of 2021.
FinanceQuarterly Financials Up, Yearly Financials Down for Encompass
The Birmingham, Alabama-based post acute care provider saw cash flows slide by nearly 17% year-over-year.
NursingDoctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option
Non-disciplinary programs monitor doctors and nurses for a number of years and are monitored by addiction specialists and state authorities.
Clinical CareNew Kindred Healthcare CMO Wants to Bridge the Payer-Provider Gap
The new chief medical officer at Kindred Healthcare, with a background in emergency medicine and health plan management, is focused...
Encompass Health to Pay $48M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Federal prosecutors said the company allegedly submitted false diagnoses to maintain its status as a Medicare IRF and get a...
InnovationFitbit Shows Length-of-Stay Benefits in Every 100 Steps After Surgery
For every 100 steps taken the day after surgery, up to 1,000 steps, Cedars-Sinai researchers found that patients decreased their...
Medicare Paid $5.7B for 'Not Reasonable and Necessary' Inpatient Rehab Care
An OIG audit found widespread noncompliance with IRF guidelines, with providers and CMS sharing the blame.
FinanceLong-term Care Hospital Reimbursement Loophole Challenged
A new working paper recommends that long-term care hospitals lose their special reimbursement schedules under Medicare and instead get paid...