Subacute Rehabilitation / Nursing Facility
The physicians of Parkway Pain Care and Rehabilitation PC provide consultation services in nursing facilities. We add significant value to the patients and the nursing facilities by helping to reduce readmission rates, enhancing communication, functioning as an interdisciplinary team member, enhancing clinical documentation, increasing patient satisfaction, and contributing to marketing efforts. We can participate in utilization review meetings, and assist with peer-to-peer reviews and appeals for insurance denials.
Our involvement with patients in nursing facilities contributes to improved functional outcomes by providing additional oversight of patient progress, managing pain, and motivating patients and their families. We enhance communication amongst all the stakeholders, including patients, nursing staff, rehabilitation staff, medical staff, social services/case managers, insurance companies, and referring hospitals and providers.
We facilitate maximum patient engagement in rehabilitation by providing medical services such as joint injections, trigger point injections and adjunctive pain management strategies as needed to help reduce pain and pain medication requirements. We assist in the diagnosis of orthopedic, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions.
Our physicians visit and communicate with referring hospitals and providers including social workers, to help promote and explain the services that we provide in the nursing facility and to promote the rehabilitation programs that the facility provides to patients.
We work with the individual nursing facilities to increase or reduce the length of stay when necessary based on facility and patient preferences. Nursing facilities may choose to have us involved in the rehabilitation program of their patients at whatever level they are most comfortable with. Our physicians may round at the facility two or more times per week to evaluate and follow-up patients undergoing therapy services, to help communicate the plan of care to patients and families and to participate in the weekly Medicare meetings, family meetings, and any other administrative meetings which benefit the rehabilitation program.
We are also happy to see long-term care patients who may benefit from rehabilitation services. Our expertise is critical in documenting the necessity of services to maintain or restore function in this patient population.