Scanning the Headlines: Rehabilitation Services

Updated on March 18, 2016

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Role of Post-Acute Care in New Care Delivery Models.  Trendwatch.  (2015, Dec.).  Chcago:  AHA.

Addendum: Background On Post-Acute Care.  Trendwatch.  (2015, Dec.).  Chicago:  AHA.

Kramer, A., Lin, M., Fish, R., and Min, S.  (2015, Apr.).  Development of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Measures:  Potentially Avoidable Readmissions, Community Discharge, and Functional Improvement.  Washington:  MedPAC.  Retrieved from:

Betbeze, P.  Strategies for Managing the Post-Acute Environment.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 5, 2014.

Tu ,T., and others. (2014, September).  The right care for the right cost: post-acute care and the triple aim. MHA ACO Network; Leavitt Partners.  Retrieved from

Berry, N.  Rethinking rehabilitation.  Greenhealth Magazine, 2012.

Health Leaders Media Staff.  Telerehab matches traditional rehab for patient outcomes.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 31, 2011.

Colla CH, Escarce JJ, Buntin MB, Sood N. Effects of Competition on the Cost and Quality of Inpatient Rehabilitation Care under Prospective Payment HSR Health Services Research, [Epub Oct 28 2010], Vol. 45(6.2):1981-2006, Dec 2010.

Carroll, J.  CMS responds to OIG review of rehab facilitiesHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 18, 2010.

Medicare payment basics: Rehabilitation facilities (inpatient) payment system. Washington, DC: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Oct. 14, 2009.

Walter, D., and Machisko, F.  How Post-Acute Care Can Improve Hospital Financial PerformanceHealthLeaders News.  Jan. 30, 2009.

Medicare Payment Basics: Rehabilitation Facilities (Inpatient) Payment System.  Washington:  Medpac, Oct. 7, 2008.

Montalbano, R.  Mission by the numbers.  Health Progress.  89(5):54-55, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Sood, N., Buntin, M., and Escarce, J.  Does how much and how you pay matter? Evidence from the inpatient rehabilitation care prospective payment systemJournal of Health Economics.  27(4):1046-1059, July 2008.

Hamme, J.  Celebrate corporate compliance and ethics week!  Compliance Today.  10(5):1-5, May 2008.

Hamme, J., and Williams, B.  Regulating long-term care hospitals in search of a roadmap to clarity.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(1):38-41, Jan. 2008.

Velji, K., and others.  Effectiveness of an adapted SBAR communication tool for a rehabilitation settingHealthcare Quarterly.  11(Sp.):72-79, 2008.

CMS participant recruitment for post-acute care payment reform demonstrationHealthLeaders.   Aug. 22, 2007

Limiting Access to Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association, July 2007.

Britt, J., and Herring, C.  The rehabilitation of rehab.  Healthcare Financial Management.  :98-102, June 2007.

Beeuwkes, M., and others.  How much is postacute care use affected by its availability?  Health Services Research.  40(2):413-434, Apr. 2005.

Grimaldi, P. L.  Inpatient rehabilitation facilities are now paid prospective rates. Journal of Health Care Finance.  28(3):32-48, Spring 2002.

SNF PPS to apply to swing beds.  Healthcare Financial Management.  56(4):11, Apr. 2002.

Burke, M.   Back to life.  Forbes.  :56-57, Jan. 21, 2002.

Liu, K., and others.  Long-term care hospitals under Medicare:  facility-level characteristics.  Health Care Financing Review.  23(2):1-18, Winter 2001.

Piotrowski, J.  No more waiting:  new PPS to arrive for rehab hospitals in January.  Modern Healthcare.  31(52):8, Dec. 24-31, 2001.

Rielinger, J. A.  Preparing for the inpatient rehabilitation PPS.  Healthcare Financial Management.  55(12):52-55, Dec. 2001.

Reynolds, M.  Final inpatient rehabilitation PPS rule improves on proposed rule.  Healthcare Financial Management.  55(10):68-70, Oct. 2001.

Balitz, A.  Balitz:  providing a continuum of care is our commitment.  Healthcare Financial Management.  55(10):32-36, Oct. 2001.

Angelelli, J., and others.  External threats and nursing home administrator turnover.  Health Care Management Review.  26(3):52-62, Summer 2001.

Lovern, E.  Give us our PPS!  Most rehab providers are impatient with delays in implementing payment system.  Modern Healthcare.  31(26):24, June 25, 2001.

Lovern, E.  Most rehab providers are impatient with delays in implementing payment system.  31(26):24, June 25, 2001.

HCFA changes assessment tool, so what will happen to reimbursement rates?  Rehab Continuum Report.  June 2001.

Medicare rulings expand coverage of services.  A S H A Leader.  6(10):1, May 29, 2001.

Grabell, J.  The worst isn't over:  PPS could devastate specialty rehab programs.  Healthcare Leadership Review.  20(5):16, May 2001.

Harrison, F. G., and Kuhlemeier, K. A.  How do skilled nursing rehabilitation managers track efficiency and costs?  Journal of Allied Health.  30(1):43-47, Spring 2001.

Benedict, M.  Medicare to cover MNT services.  Health Care Food & Nutrition Focus.  17(8):1, 3, Apr. 2001.

Ready?  What to expect from rehabilitation PPS.  Hospital Case Management.  9(3):36-38, 33, Mar. 2001.

Matarelli, S. A.  The impact of the rehabilitation prospective payment system on case management.  Case Manager.  12(2):53-56, Mar. 2001.

Dougherty, M.  New PPS proposed for inpatient rehabilitation facilities.  Journal of AHIMA.  72(3):54-55, Mar. 2001.

Ohio rehab therapists learn the 24/7 standard.  Hospital Peer Review.  26(3):37-38, Mar. 2001.

Cost tool will make PPS transition easier.  Rehab Continuum Report.  Feb. 2001.

Gundling, R. L.  HCFA proposes PPS for inpatient rehabilitation services.  Healthcare Financial Management.  55(2):72-73, Feb. 2001.

Health systems need to rethink post-acute care strategies in aftermath of BBA, PPS.  Health Care Strategic Management.  19(2):14-15, Feb. 2001.

Youmans, K.  Sorting out the inpatient rehabilitation PPS.  Journal of AHIMA.  27(1):85-87, Jan. 2001.

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities see PPS.  Journal of AHIMA.  72(1):17-18, Jan. 2001.

Practice brief:  health informatics standards and information transfer:  exploring the HIM role.  Journal of AHIMA.  72(1):68A-68D, Jan. 2001.

Exemptions:  rehabilitation center.  Assessment Journal.  8(6):70, Nov./Dec. 2001.

Chen, Q., Kane, R. L., and Finch, M. D.  The cost effectiveness of post-acute care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries.  Inquiry.  37(4):359-375, Winter 2000/2001.




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