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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!

Infinity Rehab Director Featured on EDEN Alternative Blog

Ty Keeter, PT, DPT, MHA and Area Rehab Director for Infinity Rehab was recently featured on the ChangingAging.org blog. Ty shares his thoughts on 10 ways clinicians and care practitioners can position patients at the center of every process and decision. Follow the link to read Ty’s wonderful article: http://changingaging.org/edenaltblog/tyler-keeter-guest-blogs-the-patient-centered-medicare-meeting/#more-2556

Contact Congress About Repealing Medicare Part B Therapy Caps

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Infinity Rehab is an active member of the National Association for the Support of Long-term Care (NASL).  The therapy industry is faced with the possibility of the therapy cap exceptions process expiring at the end of March this year.  This would have a severe impact on the older adults we serve every day.  Please read the notification from NASL and send a letter to your Congressional leaders requesting their support of access to rehabilitation services for older adults. Click here for the notification from NASL

Infinity Rehab Northwest Symposium – The Best Time on Earth for a Clinician!

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The title says it all, folks! The 2014 Northwest Continuing Education Symposium is shaping up to be one of the best events of the year for any practicing Physical,Occupational, and Speech Therapist. Derek and Mike sat down to talk about the finer points of this wonderful continuing education event. Topics covered in the video: Why therapists from across the country should attend the 2014 Northwest Symposium The amazing class schedule Fun and camaraderie as core concepts to the Symposium A new format for Sunday that includes guest subject matter experts in a round-table discussion on the changing landscape of post-acute … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol 4: Triple Aim, Rising Health Care Costs, Coordinated Care, and Therapists

In this edition of Infinicast, Infinity Rehab’s Director of Professional Development, Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS, sat down with our President, Mike Billings, PT, MS, CEEAA, to discuss a wide range of topics. Triple aim, rising health care costs, coordinated care and how those three issues impact therapists are discussed at length. So, sit back, tune in and enjoy the latest episode of Infinicast!

The Patient-Centered Medicare Meeting: Empowering the Patient

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  Imagine that you are a new short-term guest in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) for rehabilitation and nursing services. After you move in, you go through the admission process. It includes  a lot of information, some of which you may or may not eventually recall; you are just happy to be out of the hospital and in your own clothes. Over the next few days, you go through the various introductory interviews with the SNF staff, including the dietician, social worker, therapists, and nurses. Many of these people ask you the same questions, leading you to wonder, “Are these … Continue reading