Tag Archives: therapy

What’s on the Horizon for 2017?

niels-bohr

“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

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

Embrace Your Expertise: A Professional’s Approach to Outcomes-Based Reimbursement

outcomes based

Change is hard for most of us. When we are asked to change something we are doing, we must give up security and stability in exchange for volatility and uncertainty. This is not a very appealing proposition on its surface. However, if we look below the surface, there is some good news waiting for us. Your work world, as a health care provider, is undergoing a major change like this right now. The practices and systems that you’ve used to build your career are now being challenged by an increasing amount of data and research that suggests that the results … Continue reading

The First Annual Oregon White House Conference on Aging: A Call to Action

logo-WHCOA2015

On an overcast morning in the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, over 200 senior care providers gathered in the Samaritan Event Center for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to address an important question: how can we improve the care of aging adults in the state of Oregon? From senior care providers to elder law experts, researchers, advocates and resource management strategists, each one of us entered curious to hear from a colorful assortment of panelists addressing topics including elder abuse, resource management, healthy aging, access to senior services and long term care planning. Throughout the morning, panelists identified … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Team Receives Patient’s Choice Award!

Infinity Rehab Patient's Choice Award

The amazing team of Infinity Rehab therapists at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community was recognized as the Patient’s Choice Winner by Opencare. “The team of therapists at Willamette View are proud to receive the 2015 People’s Choice award in recognition for the quality service that we provide to the residents of Willamette View CCRC,” says Elizabeth Ebensteiner, M.S. CCC-SLP, Director of Rehab. Opencare is an annual review that evaluates therapy offices throughout the U.S. and Canada based on patient reviews from Yelp, Google, RateMDs, Yellow Pages, and many other review sites. Willamette View provides a dynamic environment to treat in with … Continue reading

Patient Testimonial

active older couple hiking

We love to hear from the people we treat! Below is an excerpt from an email Mike Billings, President of Infinity Rehab, received from an individual who received therapy from our team of therapists at Bend Transitional Care. As therapists, we know we’re impacting the life of each person we serve. But to hear how they’re doing after they leave our care, and even more to hear how they plan to put into action their regained abilities warms our hearts! (After a total knee replacement), I stayed in the hospital an extra day and went directly to Bend Transitional Care … Continue reading