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Taking a Look at Medicare Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Two few Medicare patients, women and non-white patients, participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, says findings in a recently published study in American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. This observational studies and identified the populations and regions most at risk for suboptimal cardiac rehabilitation. …

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Many Want to Live to 100 but Worry about Affording Living Longer

AIG Life & Retirement, a division of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a global insurance organization, kicks off an initiative by the releasing a survey to educate Americans to prepare for increased longevity.  As more seniors are living into their 80s, even 90s, more than one out of every two Americans has their sights set on …

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National Study Says SNF Occupancy Rates on the Increase.

Last month, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) reported that the occupancy in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reached 83.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019, this being the first year-over-year increase since January 2015. NIC’s first quarter 2019 Skilled Nursing Data Report showed increased occupancy in both rural and urban …

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Senate Aging Committee Seeks Comments on Preventing Falls

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate  Special Committee on Aging, requests staff of Meadowbrook Care Center, New Jersey’s aging network and state officials overseeing the programs and delivery of services to the Garden State’s aging population, to provide recommendations to reduce senior’s risk of …

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Study Takes a Close Look at Cost Tradeoffs in two Post-Acute Care Options

Nearly 90 percent of Medicare beneficiaries discharged to post-acute care receive that care in either a skilled nursing facility or home health care.  While spending on post-acute care continues to rise across the nation, little is known about the differences in patient outcomes between these two care studies. A recently published research study finds that …

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Despite Benefits, Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy

Medicare beneficiaries, recovering from strokes, receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during their hospital stays despite evidence that such rehabilitation is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, finds a newly released study by at Providence, Rhode Island-based Brown University.  The data also suggests that patients who receive more physical therapy (PT) are less …

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Medicare’s Rehab Coverage Tied to Patient Being Classified Inpatient

Dot the i’s and cross the t’s. AARP Senior Writer Dena Bunis, warns that patients not officially admitted to an acute care facility can pay thousands of dollars for aftercare rehab costs.  If this happens Medicare may classify the patient’s stay as “observational status,” meaning the patient is considered an outpatient and may be responsible for …

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Meadowbrook Care Center: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rehab

You may find yourself in the position of having to choose between your being discharged to your home or to Meadowbrook Care Center, a rehabilitation facility, to recover after accident, illness, or medical procedure.   Research tells us that you recover faster and have better medical outcomes when put in a facility that focuses on rehab. …

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