Tag Archives: post-acute

Why the Infinity Rehab Vision Inspires Me

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  I love our new vision statement!  In just two sentences, the vision captures what we are about, where we are headed, and how we will get there.  I’d like to focus on a few aspects of the vision that are particularly meaningful to me. First, unparalleled quality and value.  We have been talking about quality in healthcare for as long as I’ve been in practice, but seldom have I seen the fortitude, commitment, and razor-sharp focus that is required to achieve true quality in outcomes.  Here at Infinity, we have that determination.  Together, we have laid a foundation for … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Hires Patrick Hennessy as Quality Implementation Specialist

Patrick Hennessy, PT, MPT, NCS, will oversee the further implementation of quality initiatives designed to enhance patient care, measure outcomes data and continue Infinity Rehab’s trajectory as a leader of post-acute therapy services. Beginning in 2013, Infinity Rehab laid the groundwork in preparation of post-acute care transitioning from a volume-based industry to one that rewards positive patient outcomes. Their efforts to redesign the delivery of therapy services began with research into evidence-based measurement of functional outcomes, treatment interventions, and professional development. This initial phase established the foundation for truly patient-centered care and meeting the goals of health care reform, which … 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

Take Action! Ask Congress to Cosponsor Therapy Cap Repeal Legislation

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Ask Congress to Cosponsor Therapy Cap Repeal Legislation Protect Medicare beneficiaries from arbitrary limits on outpatient therapy Take Action! Ask Congress to Cosponsor S. 539 / H.R. 775 Earlier this week, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) re-introduced legislation that would protect Medicare beneficiaries from arbitrary limits on outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services that are often needed to recover from debilitating illnesses, such as stroke, or support the effective management of conditions including multiple sclerosis and arthritis.  S. 539, the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act, would permanently repeal the $1,940 cap imposed on physical … Continue reading

Influencing Therapy through Transtheoretical Stages of Change

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We are nearly one month into 2015 and I need you to be honest. Raise your hand if you have already begun to slip on one or more of your New Year resolutions. If you are like most people, your hand is in the air. I know I’m struggling with one or two goals on my list. However, like a good Physical Therapist, I’ve written down my 2015 goals in my planner (yes, I still use a written planner) so they serve as a constant reminder to keep me on track. As a PT, I am confident in my ability … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol.13 — IMPACT Act and the Changing Landscape of Post-Acute Therapy

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Mike and Derek sit down to discuss some major legislative changes that will have an IMPACT on many aspects of Post-Acute Therapy. Specifically, they go into detail on the IMPACT Act of 2014 which will “Amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning, and for other purposes.” Here is a summary of the bill: http://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/IMPACT%20Summary.pdf Click the play button to view this highly informative Infinicast.

Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT Article Featured in APTA Publication

Congratulations to Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT on the recent publication of her article: In It For The Long Haul: What Being a Geriatric Rehab PT Has Taught Me About Marathon Training. Adrienne’s article was published in GeriNotes magazine, a publication of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Read Adrienne’s full article HERE. Adrienne is a physical therapist at the Terraces at Skyline in Seattle, WA.  Adrienne can be contacted for questions (and celebratory messages!) at aenova@infinityrehab.com ______________________________________________________________________ Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS is a physical therapist and board-certified geriatric clinical specialist. He develops leaders in healthcare … Continue reading