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Senator Murkowski Visits with Patients, Nurses and Infinity Rehab Therapists

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski stopped by Prestige Care of Anchorage to speak about the future of healthcare with Infinity therapists Greta, PT and Justine, SLP.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) stopped by Prestige Care and Rehabilitation of Anchorage to speak with patients, nurses, therapists and staff about the future of healthcare. “I had the opportunity to visit Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage, a nursing and care facility dedicated to serving the health and well-being of its residents and patients,” said Murkowski. “During my visit I was able to see the wide range of care they offer, from assisted daily living to assessment and treatment. Visiting with residents about their personal stories and their experiences showed me the level of care Prestige provides. It was … 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.

2013 Government Shutdown: Effects on Senior Services and Therapists

Congress failed to pass a 2014 spending measure by midnight on Sept. 30, so a partial federal shutdown began at midnight on Oct. 1 and it will last until a spending bill is enacted. The government shutdown won’t have much impact on therapists and their daily care of patients. Medicare Administrative Contractors will continue to perform all functions related to Medicare fee-for-service claims processing and payment.  However, a prolonged shutdown could have an impact on this. LeadingAge has a great rundown on how the shutdown will effect senior healthcare services. Here are the points that relate directly to senior health … Continue reading