Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
In the new dynamic and regulatory environment it is even more crucial to partner with a company with strong ethics and knowledge. Rehabilitation Masters is the right rehab partner to position your skilled nursing facility for success. We partner and take responsibility to improve performance and achieve quality measures, as we understand our performance is mirror of your image. We have the experience, training and resources to develop rehab programs that our individualized for your specific facility culture and needs. Our priority is patient care and we provide better business results at the lowest possible cost.
Physical Therapy: Helping Patients Regaining Strength and Control Probably the most commonly known form of rehabilitation therapy, physical therapy is the treatment of disease or disability through therapy and exercise. Our rehab team has a commitment to treatments using leading-edge technology.
Occupational Therapy: Help with Daily Living Occupational therapy helps with "occupations," or daily living activities. Individuals may require occupational therapy if, as the result of an illness or injury, they have difficulty completing tasks such as swallowing, housekeeping or grooming.
Speech-Language Pathology: caring to Help Communicate Our speech-language pathologists work with patients to help them regain or strengthen their ability to speak with ease and clarity. They utilize the latest technology and clinical processes to help our patients regain the ability to communicate. Also include, SWALLOW assessments and Dysphagia treatments for safe swallow and optimal diet and increased intake.
With a vision towards offering personalized outpatient therapy services, Rehabilitation-Masters is committed to offer comprehensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services on an outpatient basis.
What happens during my first visit?
During your first visit you can except the following:
- Arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed (you can download it from our website-see the paperwork or forms link).
- You will provide us with your prescription for physical therapy.
- We will copy your insurance card.
- You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the therapist.
- The therapist will discuss the following:
- Your medical history.
- Your current problems / complaints.
- Pain intensity. what aggravates and eases the problem.
- How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.
- Your goals with physical therapy.
- Medications, tests and procedures related to your health.
- The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation
- The therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having. And how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently develop with the patient's input. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week. how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education. short -term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This plan is created with input from you. your therapist, and your doctor.
What do I need to bring with me?
Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers Compensation. bring your claim number and your case manager's contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien. make sure you bring this information.
Who pays for the treatment?
In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. Click on our insurance link above for a summary of insurances we accept and make sure you talk to our records person so we can help you clarify your insurance coverage.
How does the billing process work?
Billing for physical therapy services is similar to what happens at your doctor's office. When you are seen for treatment, the following occurs:
- The physical therapist bills your insurance company, Workers Comp or charges you based on Common Procedure Terminology(CPT) codes.
- Those codes are transferred to a billing form that is either mailed or electronically communicated to the payer.
- The payer processes this information and makes payments according to an agreed upon fee schedule.
- An Explanation of Benefits(EOB) is generated and sent to the patient and the physical therapy clinic with a check for payment and a balance due by the patient.
- The patient is expected to make the payment on the balance if any.
It is important to understand that there are many small steps (beyond the outline provided above) with in the process. Exceptions are common to the above example as well. At any time along the way, information may be missing, miscommunicated, or misunderstood. This can delay the payment process. While it is common for the payment process to be completed in 60 days or less. it is not uncommon for the physical therapy clinic to receive payment as long as six months after the treatment date.
What will I have to do after physical therapy?
Some patients will need to continue with home exercises. Some may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Other will complete their rehabilitation and return to normal daily activities. It is import that you communicate your goals to your therapist. so he/she can develop a custom program for you.
Continuum of Care
- • Continuum of care is a concept involving an integrated system of care that guides and tracks patient over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of intensity of care. The purpose is to provide a concept that will encourage leadership by offering a vision for the future and providing a framework to guide day-to-day decision-making.
- • The similar concept of present is ACO And IMPACT ACT
- • Preparation for future has to begin now! As leaders we need to arm ourselves with knowledge - keeping abreast of new federal initiatives / regulations / oversight, determine organizational implementation strategies and monitor our outcomes in order to stay viable in the new health care environment.
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