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  • The typical stay at a traditional hospital is five days. At Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals, the length of stay may be measured in weeks, not days. Why? Because we know that not all patients can recover in five days or less. Some have underlying conditions that make illnesses or other conditions harder to treat. Others […]

    Controversial Cuts Rolled Back The Obama Administration has rolled back proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage, a potential provision of the Affordable Care Act. Reimbursement is now expected to rise 0.4 percent instead of the 1.9 percent reduction that had been talked about before. Read the story Type of Insurance Affects Access to Primary Care Providers, Study A new […]

    On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 was signed into law by President Obama. Most commonly, this legislation is known for providing a one-year patch to the physician Medicare sustainable growth rate – otherwise known as the ‘doc fix’ – but it also includes other important provisions including the extension […]

    Stroke Patients Have Great Palliative Care Needs, Says American Heart Association Stroke survivors have an “enormous” need for palliative care that needs to be met by healthcare providers, The American Heart Association said in an issued statement. Read the story More Than 7 Million Enrolled Under Affordable Care Act The Obama administration announced that after […]

    Sometimes it seems you’re asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow, but nearly everyone has had nights where they just couldn’t get to sleep right away or they woke up after two or three hours and couldn’t go back to sleep. And most have felt the effects the next day. Your body needs […]

    Terah Hatter can sum up her job in one word – amazing. Her job, she says, “is about caring.” “It’s an honor to walk beside the patient and family to help them through a difficult time,” says Hatter, LMSW, a social worker for IntegraCare, which is an affiliate of Kindred at Home and an agency […]

    Flu Vaccines Can Help Even the Most Frail and Elderly Debunking concern that flu vaccines can do more harm than good in very old and frail people, a new study out of Hong Kong suggests that flu vaccines can save the lives of even the most frail and elderly in nursing homes and hospitals. Read […]

    When it comes to cases involving brain injuries, “No two patients are alike,” Amy Hoffner, the administrator for Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Arlington, says. An individualized care plan is critical when helping brain injury patients recover and return home. And it takes a team of specialists to tailor the rehabilitation plan so it addresses both the […]

    Did you know that every fourth Tuesday of every March is The American Diabetes Association Alert Day? Diabetes is an epidemic and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Over 25 million children and adults in the United States or 8.3% of the population have diabetes. Approximately 7 million people are […]

    CMS Updates Two-Midnight Guidance The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its guidance on medical review of inpatient claims, instructing Medicare administrative contractors to use the two-midnight policy when reviewing claims regarding a surgery that was canceled. Read the story Coordinated Care Helps Seniors and Saves Money A study, published in the journal […]

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