Monthly Archives: March 2017

Senior Housing News Interviews Infinity Rehab President About IBM Research Project

Watson, the IBM cognitive computing system that gained fame for beating human Jeopardy! champions at the game, soon could enable more precise care and services in senior living. The technology currently is being piloted by Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies, in its independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing settings, as well as through its Infinity Rehab arm. “For Infinity, bundled payment programs such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program already have raised the stakes. In these programs, hospitals are responsible for controlling costs over a whole acute/post-acute care episode for certain orthopedic patients, making it … Continue reading

Therapy Cap Repeal Bills Update

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As of February 28, 2017, the Senate Bill (S. 253) for Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 which would repeal the Therapy Cap has 15 co-sponsors in addition to  Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] the original sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 02/01/2017 Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 02/01/2017 Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]* 02/01/2017 Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 02/08/2017 Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 02/08/2017 Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 02/08/2017 Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 02/10/2017 Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 02/10/2017 Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 02/10/2017 Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 02/13/2017 Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] … Continue reading