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Transition to Rehab Management

Protecting Our Assets
by Karen Schiff
After three weeks of moving toward a paperless documentation system, the quirks are being worked out. Trying to decide if things are working properly in this new environment has challenged our IT team as well as the leadership team. Listening to employees Read More...
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Back to Class
by Karen Schiff
There's nothing like attending a Saturday continuing education class after a busy week of changing an entire electronic documentation system (which took about a year to create) as well as pulling outpatient appointments out of nowhere because of some Read More...
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Epic Changes
by Karen Schiff
Being one of several outpatient rehabilitation departments in a large, community-driven healthcare system, we've come to realize there are areas where we can improve the workflow and performance processes that will assist us in running as efficiently Read More...
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Investing in Our Future
by Karen Schiff
Along with all the chaos that accompanies a capstone project, additional pressing issues come to the front lines. Within the past few months, the subject of G-Codes has taken up a majority of time in regard to educating ourselves, clinical and ancillary Read More...
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Good Timing
by Karen Schiff
A short break between semesters has proven to come at the best time for me. Today brings with it a major change in my facility, where one department is becoming two. Employees have been preparing for months for this change, with hopes that everything Read More...
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Organized Chaos
by Karen Schiff
As we move toward the formation of a major rehabilitation provider in the region, meetings, conference calls and webinars fill my schedule. My new role is quickly becoming a challenge, in that therapists are being designated as working for the adult hospital, Read More...
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Staying Profitable and Productive
by Karen Schiff
One thing is true in the field of rehabilitation: Change is constant. This has never been more true than at the present time. Within the past year, there have been staffing shortages followed by staffing surplus; needed equipment, but not enough room; Read More...
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Team Building
by Karen Schiff
It has been a very busy week preparing, as best we could, for the changes we're currently experiencing. Working in a hospital-based, outpatient rehabilitation center, there had never been a dollar restriction on the visits allowed through straight Medicare. Read More...
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Modified Charges
by Karen Schiff
October 1 is just around the corner from now, and with it will bring changes to the allowances of physical therapy services for our Medicare population (along with occupational and speech therapy). I'd like to think that as a healthcare professional, Read More...
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A Positive Change
by Karen Schiff
Attention this week has been focused on the Medicare cap that will be in place starting October 1. This will affect all settings of physical therapy by limiting the amount of PT that a patient can receive. As an outpatient clinician, I'm usually the last Read More...
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After the Fallout
by Karen Schiff
A long, worrisome spring and fall has left our healthcare system 51 employees smaller. Rumors ran amuck throughout every facility and department, causing stress and anxiety. Our system was at risk of being placed on the auction block to the highest bidder, Read More...
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Another Close Call
by Karen Schiff
The first week of summer vacation has been relatively quiet. The most excitement has been switching from satellite to digital television in my home. Timing is everything. With Tropical Storm Debby hitting Florida, satellite would have been interrupted, Read More...
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Rapid Changes
by Karen Schiff
Whew!! What a busy week... seems I've been saying that more and more these days. As this month rolls on, I am preparing to help my health care system close one outpatient department where I work as the interim director. Thankfully, an inpatient manager Read More...
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