A provision repeals the delay of Version 4 of the Resource Utilization Groups for purposes of reimbursing skilled nursing facilities under Medicare and will allow RUG IV to go into effect on October 1, consistent with the final SNF payment regulation for FY2011.
Researchers say they hope for great improvements in prosthetic limbs.
The study found that patients having bariatric surgery at 5-star rated hospitals are 42.66% less likely to experience inhospital complications than patients at 3-star rated programs, and 66.55% less likely compared to 1-star rated programs.
Tips for helping maintain independence and mobility.
The lead researcher notes the study found a modest increase of RA incidence in women during the study period, which spanned 1995 to 2007, following a sharp decline in incidence during the previous 4 decades.
The tender point test is being replaced with a widespread pain index and a symptom severity scale.
They are a soft knee brace with an integrated hinge for added stability, a hip pad to be used with its cold therapy devices for post surgery pain management, and a wrist immobilization accessory for its T-Scope elbow brace.
Tracking 1.3 million people in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, researchers found that stroke incidence fell significantly in whites between 1999 and 2005, but not among blacks. There was no racial difference in whether a stroke led to death.
The company offers multiple bath accessibility products to provide easier accessibility to the existing bathtub for a lower-cost alternative versus tearing-out the existing bathtub.
This research identifies gaps in quality of care and opportunities for improvement, as well as Get With The Guidelines’ impact on the hospital care of heart failure and stroke patients.