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End of Year Message From Founders

As the end of 2020 approaches, we want to thank each of you for being part of our IRC family! When we started IRC in 2009, we couldn’t have imagined all of the amazing people we would come to know and the difference we could make in the lives of our patients, physicians, and employees. […]

These Nursing Home Workers Are COVID Pandemic’s Unsung Heroes

Portraits capture their bonds with residents, made stronger by coronavirus by Jessica Ravitz, AARP, November 30, 2020 | Play Video En español | While hospital workers fighting the COVID crisis have justifiably been called out for recognition, those serving on the frontline in nursing homes have remained, for the most part, in the shadows. But they, too, have put...

Steve M. Gnatz, MD, Named AAPM&R’s 2020 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Chicago, IL (September 16, 2020) – Integrated Rehab Consultants (“IRC”), is pleased to announce Chief Medical Officer, Steve M. Gnatz, MD, MHA, FAAPMR, has been named the Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the highest award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (AAPM&R).  “I am highly honored and humbled to be recogn...

Integrated Rehab Consultants Expands Scope by Acquiring Associated Physicians of Rehabilitation

Chicago, IL (August 4, 2020) – Integrated Rehab Consultants (“IRC”), a portfolio company of Webster Equity Partners, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Associated Physicians of Rehabilitation (“APR”), a physiatry practice based in Chicago, IL. “We chose to partner with IRC so we can continue to meet the growing demands of the physical medicine […]

IRC Celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month, and today the Supreme Court ruled the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity! But why do we celebrate Pride Month in June? The ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA explains it very well in their article Why Is Pride Month […]

IRC’s Commitment to Equality

Integrated Rehab Consultants is the nation’s largest group of Physiatrists. Our diverse group of physicians and staff consists of all races and religions, economic backgrounds, and political views. We proudly celebrate one another’s differences and are united in our belief in equal rights for all.  As healthcare providers, we dedicate our lives to caring for […]

National Nurses Week

IRC is so grateful for everything our nurses do! See below for the history of this National Nurses Week, taken from: National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recogn...

CMS Announces Video is Not Required for Telehealth Encounters

Apr 30, 2020  CMS officially announced video is not required for telehealth encounters and Audio-only encounters will be reimbursed at the same rate as telehealth visits! The changes are retroactive to March 1st. At President Trump’s direction, and building on its recent historic efforts to help the U.S. healthcare system manage the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pand...

The Role of the Physiatrist in the Skilled Nursing Facility

Steve Gnatz MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer, and Azlan Tariq DO, Chief Clinical Officer at Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC), were joined by Ashir Wahab MD, CMD, Medical Director of Long-Term Care at Oak Street Health to present SA7 – The Role of the Physiatrist in the Skilled Nursing Facility.  Scheduled to take place in Chicago April […]