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Celebrating the Holidays: Rules on Leaving a SNF During a Medicare Covered Stay

With Thanksgiving day fast approaching and Christmas a little over a month away, Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) can attend family gatherings without losing their coverage. In a Nov. 21 Alert, Toby S. Edelman, Ed.M., JD., Senior Policy Attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA), warns residents and their families to beef […]

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EMR’s Impact on Functional Recovery in Older Adults

Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation (EMR) which includes goal-oriented, motivational physical and occupational therapy, helps older patients recover more fully from broken hips, strokes and other ailments that lead to admission to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for rehabilitation, according to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis. According to researchers, EMR –

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Study Looks at Impact of SNF, Home Care, on Hospital Readmission Rates and Care Costs

Post-acute care costs continue to rise throughout the nation with nearly 90 percent of Medicare patients discharged to post-acute care receive that care in either a skilled nursing facility or home health care. Researchers say that is known about the differences in outcomes and costs between these two levels of care. But a newly published study’s

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After Traumatic Injury, African Americans May Face Challenges in Post Discharge Rehab

In research studies, racial disparities in trauma outcomes have been documented, but little is known about racial differences in post-discharge healthcare utilization. But researchers making a presentation at the Academic Surgical Congress on January 30 – February 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, compared the utilization of post-discharge healthcare services by African-American and Caucasian trauma patients. 

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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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