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Join IRC at the 2019 AAPM&R Assembly in San Antonio

Are you attending the 2019 AAPM&R Annual Assembly in San Antonio, TX? Then be sure to stop by and learn more about working in post-acute care! Located in Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, members of the IRC Team will be available at the: Job & Fellowship Fair: Wednesday, November 13 • […]

Physiatry and the Rehab Patient Under PDPM

By Steve Gnatz, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, Integrated Rehab Consultants The new Patient Driven Payment System (PDPM) is scheduled to go into effect on October 1st, 2019. PDPM will affect the way skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are paid under Medicare Part A for the services they provide to patients undergoing rehabilitation. PDPM will not affect […]

IRC Celebrates National PA Week (October 6-12)

While IRC PAs give us plenty of reasons to celebrate throughout the year, this week is National PA Week (October 6-12) – a week-long celebration of the PA profession, and the many contributions PAs make to health care! Thank you to all our PAs for your hard work and dedication to patient care!  The National […]

Jazz Brunch & Fundraiser

This past Saturday, Dr. Amish Patel and his wife Mirka attended Jazz Brunch & Fundraiser at the Lutheran Home campus featuring live jazz by the Mark Bettcher Reunion Jazz Ensemble. They enjoyed an afternoon filled with amazing jazz, brunch, Bloody Mary’s, and of course, the Mimosa bar, sponsored by Integrated Rehab Consultants!  “We were so excited […]

Therapy’s PDPM Paradox: Clinicians Have More Control, But Smaller Rehab Staffs Needed for Now

By Alex Spanko | October 3, 2019 The new Medicare payment model for nursing homes took effect this week with a bang, as therapists across the nation criticized a wave of staffing reductions in the immediate wake of the October 1 start date. Several companies implemented workforce cuts as the federal government shifted to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which [&hel...

How Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) and physiatrists are optimizing post-acute care at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) is the largest physician-owned physiatry group in the country working to optimize post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). With our proven track record and experienced physicians throughout 30 states, we are gearing up to take on the next phase in the changing landscape of the post-acute world: PDPM! Contact us […]

PDPM Case Studies: How much can ICD-10 codes affect the bottom line?

Patient Driven Payment System (PDPM) is scheduled to start October 1st, 2019. This will affect the way skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are paid under Medicare Part A for services they provide patients undergoing rehabilitation, but will not affect the way physicians (including physiatrists) are reimbursed under Medicare Part B.  To evaluate how much ICD-10 codes […]

Dr. Azlan Tariq Hosts Opioid Seminar

This is a great video and article posted on August 26, 2019 by Naperville News 17’s Aysha Ashley Househ that features our very own Dr. Azlan Tariq! See the original article and video here: https://www.nctv17.com/news/doctor-hosts-opioid-seminar/ Posted on August 26, 2019 An Opioid Seminar, “Moving Beyond Opioids: the Future of Pain Management,” was held at North […]

Why are Physiatrists Vital to Skilled Nursing Facilities?

This short video will explain why physiatrists are vital to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and why all SNFs who treat patients for short-term rehab should have one. Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) is the largest physician-owned physiatry group in the country working to optimize post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Physiatry, also known as Physical […]

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