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Bethany at Silver Lake Awards Infinity Rehab Therapist ‘Employee of The Month’

(L) Erin Carver, MS, CCC-SLP, DOR, (M) Kim Chandra, PTA, (R) Jerri Chesney, Assistant Director of Nursing

Kim Chandra, PTA, was recently awarded Employee of the Month by her peers at Bethany at Silver Lake – a post-acute rehabilitation center located in Everett, WA. According to Erin Carver, MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Rehabilitation for Bethany at Silver Lake, Kim goes above and beyond to enhance the life of every person she serves. So much so, that Kim’s name is frequently mentioned in patient satisfaction surveys. “Kim serves as my backup and she takes the responsibility very seriously,” says Erin. “It’s not uncommon that Kim will come in on days off to see patients — there have been … Continue reading

Grassroots Advocacy through Sharing our Expertise

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Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. Who better to provide this information than physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists? Each therapy discipline is uniquely qualified to help older adults remain active and healthy. Of course, this happens every day in the many skilled nursing, assisted, and independent living facilities in which Infinity Rehab therapists treat older adults. But what about beyond the rehab center or outpatient clinic? What are we doing as therapists to advocate for older adults? … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol. 7: Better Hearing & Speech Month

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Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role Speech-Language Pathologists play in providing life-altering treatment. In the spirit of celebrating BHSM, Infinity Rehab President, Mike Billings sat down with Stacey Turner, SLP, MS, CCC-SLP – Regional Vice President of Operations for Infinity – to discuss her career trajectory, serving different populations, leadership qualities, and what the future landscape of post-acute care holds for SLPs. Leave a comment and let us know how you’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month. And, as always, Infinity Rehab extends our sincere gratitude … Continue reading

A Clinician’s Fondness with the Medicare Appeals Process

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My  interest in the Medicare appeals process is fairly new, however I have long been dedicated to the importance of documentation in the clinical setting. As the RAC process has become a pressing issue with management and administration, I’ve found I enjoy organizing, researching, and contributing however I can.  I am actively involved in medical record reviews, letter writing, and developing a definitive process for addressing reimbursement denials. My contributions at this juncture are focused on study and review of the Medicare Manuals and the integration of this information into the appeal letters. My experience thus far, working closely with … Continue reading

One-Day Panel Featuring Nationally Renowned Healthcare Experts

In an effort to provide clarity to what can at times be a murky subject – changes in healthcare – Infinity Rehab will host a panel of experts on Sunday at our 9th annual Continuing Education Symposium. The panel is comprised of professionals who have in-depth knowledge at a national and local level on the ongoing impact legislative changes have on clinicians and those they serve. Learn more about the panel here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11647001.htm Curious about the 2014 NW Continuing Education Symposium? Watch this:

Infinicast Vol. 5 – The Future of Post-Acute Care

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  For this edition of Infinicast, Mike Billings sat down with Bob Thomas, PT, President of Signature Services. The two industry leaders spoke about a variety of topics affecting post-acute care in America. Topics ranged from the roll-out of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) and Accountable Care Organizations to upcoming legislation and how it will impact clinicians. There is a lot of great information packed into this interview. So, sit back and enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments!