Why SNFs Partner With Us

With the changing landscape of healthcare, more patients are being pushed to post-acute levels of care than before. Healthcare systems are focused on clinical outcomes and preventing readmissions.

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s) choose to partner with IRC because we bring increased clinical documentation along with expert levels of post-acute rehab care. We provide a clinical-based solution to address issues that most affect facilities: re-admission rates, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and staff training. Highly focused on our facility partners’ needs, we enhance patient care and help facilities bridge the gap in communication.

IRC is committed to collaboration in order to create the best patient care experience possible and are always available to discuss partnerships with post-acute centers. Email us to find out more!

Dr. Amish Patel with patient and her family

Benefits of an In-House Physiatrist

  • Exclusively dedicated to rehabilitation to improve quality of life and restore everyday function.
  • Regularly scheduled patient visits.
  • Monitor any barriers to a safe discharge and ensure that the patient is ready to go home and sign the appropriate home health and equipment orders for a smooth discharge 
  • Focus on the functional side of rehabilitation and recovery by closely monitoring the patient as they progress through therapy.
  • Improve therapy outcomes by safely managing pain and medication.
  • Diagnose orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions and recommend treatment strategies.
  • Act as a liaison between the orthopedic surgeons, therapists, nurses, and patient.
  • Perform screenings for assisted living and long-term care residents who may benefit from Medicare Part B therapy services.
  • Perform joint injections and trigger point injections as needed, including knees, shoulders, wrist and ankle, to help manage pain and reduce the need for pain medication
  • Meet with family regarding their loved one’s rehab process and what to expect after discharge, leading to increased patient and family satisfaction.

What Integrated Rehab Consultants Can Offer:

  • Dedicated Physiatrists 
  • Reduction in Readmission Rates
  • Provider Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Team Member
  • Complete Clinical Documentation
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction
  • Marketing
  • Additional Resources 

Increase PDPM Reimbursement by up to $34,000 p/Month

IRC physiatry services yielded an average increase of $34,390 per facility per month during the study time frame. The greatest impact was seen with residents whose payor is traditional Medicare A.
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“We have worked with Dr. Patel for a few years and he has been a wonderful addition to our care team. Not only does nursing and therapy love the days he comes in, but our patients like the one on one attention he gives them and the time he takes to answer their questions. Our Medical Director has been so happy with Dr. Patel here because he knows there is a physician who specializes in therapy helping ensure our patients transfer back home safely when ready with the proper equipment. Thank you again!”

L.L, Administrator at Illinois SNF

“Dr. Goddard works closely with us, and helps us, so we can help patients better get to where they need to be, in order to go home. Her input and guidance is valuable to us!”

S.N. Supervising Physical Therapist in Westerville, Ohio

Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) is the largest physiatry group in the country. Physiatry, also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability (bone, brain, neuromuscular experts) and quality of life. Our physiatrists partner with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and inpatient rehab facilities (IRFs) to optimize therapy treatment plans; focusing on managing pain, functional rehabilitation and recovery for patients with physical and cognitive impairments or disabilities, we can help patients discharge quicker and safer.