Nurses, We Appreciate You.
One week is never long enough to celebrate a group of individuals who have made such a huge impact on the lives of so many people. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank nurses—across all practices —for their compassion, perseverance and commitment to the profession.
IRF margins are 24.6% and ARU margins are 2.1% (MedPac). Is your ARU performing to its full potential?
MedPac (2019) reports that 26% of cases admitted to hospital-based acute rehabilitation units (ARU) and 16% of cases admitted to inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) are stroke cases.
White River Medical Center ranks in Top 10% of Inpatient Rehab Facilites
The inpatient rehabilitation team at White River Health White River Medical Center (Image provided by White River Health)
Happy Holidays from Signet Health
Blake Browder, CEO, and Joy Figarsky, President and COO, share holiday greetings and thank employees for living the Signet mission to advocate for the most vulnerable in society.
Bipartisan “Three-Hour Rule” Bill Introduced to Improve Rehabilitation Therapy for Medicare Patients
On August 26, 2022, Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), that would preserve expanded access to skilled rehabilitation therapies for Medicare patients, after the conclusion of the public health emergency.
Comparison of Functional Status Improvements Among Patients With Stroke Receiving Postacute Care in Inpatient Rehabilitation vs Skilled Nursing Facilities
In this cohort study of a large national sample, inpatient rehabilitation in IRFs for patients with stroke was associated with substantially improved physical mobility and self-care function compared with rehabilitation in SNFs.
Signet Health Presents: The Increasing Demand for Acute Physical Rehabilitation Services
Considering an Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) or Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)? This high demand service line improves patient recovery from surgery, COVID-19 infection, joint replacement, hip fracture, COPD, heart attack, stroke, etc.
AMRPA says: New Research Finds Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals Offer Critical Capacity to COVID-19 and non-COVID Patients
AMRPA in partnership with ATI Advisory released research highlighting the critical role inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRHs) have played and continue to play during the COVID-19 pandemic in admitting and treating complex patients with medical, rehabilitative, and behavioral health needs.
The Need for Acute Rehab Beds Continues to Grow as Study Shows Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Patients Have Better Outcomes and Live Longer
Seventy percent of admissions to an acute rehabilitation unit (ARU) or inpatient rehab facility (IRF) are adults aged 65 and older. Couple that number with the 20% of patients recovering from COVID-19 who may benefit from acute physical rehabilitation inpatient services, and the demand is unmet and growing.
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
This year we celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 20-26, 2021. We celebrate our employees who work in rehabilitation programs across the United States and the successes of those who have received treatment through all forms of rehabilitation.