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Transition to Rehab Management

DPT Completed
by Karen Schiff
Career goal completed. I officially received my doctorate of physical therapy on August 16, 2013, from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. The week was filled with an amazing vacation with my two daughters, followed by a reunion with one of several 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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Taking a Look Back for Rejuvenation
by Karen Schiff
Organizing a case report is proving to be more challenging than ever. Although my patient case is, in my estimation, a complicated issue, I thought for sure that I'd have more than enough to research and background information to present than I'd know Read More...
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In Preparation for the DPT
by Karen Schiff
Amazing what can happen in one week. In a major healthcare system of a large metropolitan area surrounded by water, we've successfully accomplished separating pediatric from adult rehabilitation in preparation for our growth as the Rehabilitation Institute 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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A New Role
by Karen Schiff
" A New Beginning " was a topic I covered over the past few weeks. As a firm believer in rapid, positive change with unbridled energy, I decided to apply for a higher position within my healthcare system. As of this week, I was honored with the offering Read More...
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The Year in Review
by Karen Schiff
As this year comes to a close, I'd like to reflect on a most productive, busy and emotional past 12 months. Final grades have arrived this morning for the fall semester of the DPT program. My capstone project will begin very soon. After narrowing down Read More...
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Building on a Philanthropic Practice
by Karen Schiff
Rapid change is necessary to stay afloat in healthcare these days. From staffing optimization to unifying rehab across the South Broward Hospital District and becoming the Rehabilitation Institute of South Florida (RISF), we're experiencing exciting and, 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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The Search Continues
by Karen Schiff
The search for a case report continues on a daily basis at work. Although I have to come up with a patient by early 2013, my eyes and ears are on the lookout for an interesting case so that I can share treatment intervention and outcomes. The sooner I Read More...
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