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Transition to Rehab Management

Moving Forward
by Karen Schiff
The transition to becoming a doctor of physical therapy has come to an end. The celebration continues as I learn how a busy outpatient department runs in the midst of major clinical changes, including the transition to computerized documentation and renovation 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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Adding to my Plate
by Karen Schiff
Literature reviews, reading case reports, contemplating how to approach this case study, gathering sources for a case report. A hectic week has kept me on my toes, as I work in an extremely busy outpatient department and juggle my school responsibilities, Read More...
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We Come to a Close
by Karen Schiff
What a wild year it has been for those of us enrolled in the DPT program. We acquired the credit hours to partially meet our goal, which is set to be achieved in August 2013. We've learned new techniques, new terminology, diagnostic vocabulary and how 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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Time to Pay It Forward
by Karen Schiff
This time of year seems a lot slower than usual, being that I'm officially on winter break from my studies. I'm prepared to start the new semester in January, and in the meantime I must admit I'm a little bored. As a result, I've been more aware of those Read More...
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PT Advocacy
by Karen Schiff
As a therapist and candidate for a doctorate in physical therapy, I have several opportunities to speak up and make a statement for the patients we treat on a daily basis. Over the past year and a half, I've learned it is in our scope of practice to make 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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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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