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What’s on the Horizon for 2017?

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“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.” Niels Bohr Nobel Laureate in Physics   Some would call it foolish to try to predict how the Trump administration and the 115th Congress will shape health care in 2017, but here it goes anyway! I think it is safe to assume that value-based payment is likely to survive, but it may look different in terms of structure. The HHS secretary-nominee, Dr. Tom Price, is not a fan of mandatory initiatives, such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment program which began in April last year. The CMS Innovation Center … Continue reading

What I Learned When I Left Infinity Rehab

I started at Infinity Rehab early in my career. I switched to Infinity because the job was closer to home; I didn’t know anything about the company and assumed that all rehab companies are the same. I had no idea that it would be the best career decision I have ever made. I started in Bellingham, WA and made my way down to McMinnville, OR, transferring within the company. I recently had to move (yes again) as my husband was starting graduate school. There weren’t any openings with Infinity, so I switched companies. There were so many things about Infinity … Continue reading

Application for the 2016 Infinity Rehab Leadership Academy Class is Now Open!

Infinity Rehab is very excited to announce that the application period for the Leadership Academy Class of 2016 is NOW OPEN! The Infinity Rehab Leadership Academy is a year-long experience that combines onsite & distance learning to help transform high potential employees into high functioning leaders. The Leadership Academy curriculum aims to bring Infinity’s core values together with key leadership practices proven through research to be effective strategies in navigating real world challenges. Each year a class of up to 12 Scholars will be chosen and expected to work together to develop individual and team-oriented leadership skills to meet the … Continue reading

DISRUPTION! The Rapid Change from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Reimbursement Models

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The transformation from volume to value-based health care is happening at an amazingly fast pace. Consider these facts as evidence. In 2014, Medicare paid providers and physicians $362 billion in the traditional, non-Medicare Advantage program. Earlier this year, HHS Secretary Burwell articulated bold goals of having 85% of all Medicare fee-for-service payments tied to quality or value by 2016, and 90% by 2018. Even more significantly, their goal is to have 30% of Medicare payments tied to quality or value through alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and bundled payment arrangements by the end of … Continue reading

Artwork by Infinity Therapists featured at Sunny Vista Art Show

Janet Burns, CEO of Sunny Vista Living Center, Jeff Waguespack with donated art piece, and Tyler Keeter, Area Rehab Director for Infinity Rehab.

Artwork created by Infinity Rehab therapists was on display and up for auction at the 13th annual Sunny Vista Art Show.Especially notable was work by Jeff Waguespack, Physical Therapist, Director of Rehab at Sunny Vista, had two pieces in the final show. One of them won the “People’s Choice” award as voted by all of the show participants, and the other received an Honorable Mention by the judge. Additionally, Jeff donated a piece into the auction, valued at $1,100, which was purchased by Infinity Rehab therapist Jan Ostop, Speech-Language Pathologist. The Sunny Vista Art Show is a juried art show … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

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To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   I went in to the profession somewhat blindly. I knew I wanted to be in healthcare, knew I did not want to be a nurse, and medical school just sounded too expensive. I do not have the inspirational story, or the life-related experience that drove me to become an occupational therapist; however, as my … Continue reading

Northwest Symposium: Another Amazing Continuing Education Event!

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Question: Where else can you learn new clinical information to help you become a better professional, connect with fellow colleagues, establish new professional connections, forge new friendships, and party the night away with gambling and dancing all in the span of 28 hours? Answer: The Infinity Rehab NW Symposium! March 14 – 15 marked our 10th annual NW Symposium and based on the feedback, it will go down as our best ever. I’m still smiling as I reflect upon the numerous opportunities I had to talk with so many of my colleagues that I have not seen in a long … Continue reading