In March of 2014, RehabVisions developed a new partnership with a critical access hospital in a town of 2,800 people. From the outset, we recognized there was great potential to expand their therapy services.
Our operations team established preliminary goals for this new challenge:
- Increase patient visits to meet full-time staff needs
- Provide patients with sufficient time required for quality patient care
- Establish protocols that address the adequate level of treatment for patient success
- Examine billing practices to ensure we are capturing proper reimbursement
Led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), Patient Safety Awareness Week occurs annually to promote the safe care of patients to both the public and practicing health care professionals. This year the campaign will run the week of March 12 – 18. Show your facility is engaged in the topic by downloading and sharing these materials with patients and providers:
Brenda Kemling, PT
As I read about and hear more stories of young athletes collapsing during sporting events and reflect on February being American Heart Month, I also think about the times I should have done a better job asking medical history questions (those that weren’t already checked on the history form) and taking baseline vitals for my young, healthy athletes and non-retiree patients, not just the retirees.
One of our primary roles as therapists is to thoroughly examine our patients, which includes screening for conditions that may negatively impact their response to their plan of care and interventions. Part of our examination that is commonly overlooked is taking vital signs.
Recruiting Manager Chris Marx and Recruiter John LaPesh represented RehabVisions last week at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. They were excited to meet with hundreds of therapy students, practicing physical therapists and physical therapy assistants from the Midwest and other states where we provide our contract therapy services.
Stacy Ashley Murphy
Cariant Health Partners, RehabVisions’ sister travel company, started in 2001, mainly to assist in staffing RehabVisions’ short-term needs. It has since grown to 17 home office staff, and they recently added a nursing division.
The relationship between RehabVisions and Cariant has continued to strengthen. When dealing with Cariant’s traveling therapists, their recruiters lean on RV’s expertise for assistance in clinical and compliance questions. “Having so many professionals in the therapy business just upstairs from us helps immensely,” Division Manager Tracey Duke said. “It’s definitely what sets up apart from our competitors.”