Monthly Archives: March 2011

How Changes to Medicare Have Affected Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Part Two:  MDS 3.0 and RUGs IV Just when we felt that we could breathe easily, as we had prepared our staff adequately for the RACs, we found out that there were going to be additional changes effective October 1st, … Continue reading

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Post-operative Considerations for Patients Status-post Hip Surgery

Part One:  Surgical Considerations Studies have shown that there is an increase in mortality rate following a hip fracture in the elderly.  Our job as a rehab team is to get our patients as mobile and active as possible following … Continue reading

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Part One: The RACs are Coming, the RACs are Coming!

There have been a lot of changes that have greatly affected therapy.  Most of the changes affecting our area started back in 2009, with the development of the RACs (Recovery Audit Contractors).  According to CMS, their mission entails: • The … Continue reading

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