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Why We Love the Discharge Process (And so should you!)

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, May 29, 2014

To maintain a viable Medicare program in the skilled nursing facility setting, leadership must analyze the admission and discharge process for the Medicare Part A beneficiary. Case management by the Rehabilitation professional is one of the primary factors affecting clinically appropriate stay.  Additionally, the Medicare team in the facility must have a standard procedure for handling patients who are admitted with the expectation of returning home after a brief period for Rehabilitation.  The discharge process begins once the patient crosses the threshold of the facility.

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Discharge Planning, Care Planning

Optimizing Medicare Part A Length of Stay with Discharge Planning

Posted by Peter Mastrangelo on Thu, Jun 14, 2012

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Length of Stay, Medicare Length of Stay, LOS, Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning: Determining Prior Level of Function

Posted by Peter Mastrangelo on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

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Topics: Rehab Case Management, Cognitive Patterns, ADL, Rehab, Discharge Planning

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