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    • Physician Leadership Update – Spring 2014
      By Marc D. Rothman, MD

      Read the latest Physician Leadership Update.

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    • AMDA Reflections
      By Marc D. Rothman, MD
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      The 2014 AMDA meeting was notable on many, many fronts. To me it seemed like a threshold year – a year in which the shock and awe everyone experienced with the rapidly changing post-acute world we live and work in was over, and now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and figure out how to get the job done: quality, service, integration, care transitions, and all those things we know will be important for the future of our specialty and our industry. There were inspirational keynotes about the importance of quality and our role as physician- leaders in supporting both other physicians and the nursing facility staff as they try to reach those goals. There were also interesting discussions around how we find – and judge – our place and role in the accountable care ecosystem. Obviously we care for a sicker and frailer subset of the general population, but that makes us look bad on paper when compared against our peers, in population based quality- and utilization-reviews for example. In some respects we are the outliers that make everyone else look good. But with metrics and measures starting to drive reimbursement, that's a tough pill to swallow. Metrics from CMS and from ACO’s will need t be adequately risk-adjusted if post-acute and long-term care physicians are to be valued equally among our peers.

      The Kindred Program and Banquet was well attended and we were pleased to have Ben Breier, President and COO of Kindred deliver a keynote address in which he outlined the challenges Kindred faces and some of the exciting projects and opportunities we are working on nationwide. Five Medical Director Service Awards were presented in person, and a CMO update was provided. Photos from the event can be viewed by following this link: http://share.shutterfly.com

      Many thanks to everyone who attended and for all the great feedback and ideas. And we look forward to hosting AMDA right here in River City (Louisville!!!) in 2015. That should be a real treat.

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    • Balancing Act: Kindred Leaders Share Insights on Care Transitions for a New Era
      By Marc D. Rothman, MD
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      Integrating the post-acute care continuum; focusing on seamless transitions made possible through clear communication, and embracing the digital age through electronic health records systems are a few ways that Kindred is leading the charge as the post-acute sphere evolves on the changing American healthcare landscape. Kindred’s own Marc Rothman, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Nursing Center Division, and Susan Sender, RN, Chief Clinical Officer for Kindred at Home, address these issues in more depth in M.D. Update magazine’s special section on Senior Health.

      Read the article here on pages 16-17.

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    • The View from the Lou – SNF Physician Workforce Challenges
      By Marc D. Rothman, MD
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      It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to know that changes are afoot in the SNF physician workforce. On some days it seems like our way of life is nearly extinct. I’ve had a dozen phone conversations over the past eighteen months with colleagues in Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Vermont – to name a few – who all relate a similar tale: there used to be 8-10 physicians who cared for SNF patients in our community, now there are only two or three, sometimes only one, and in a few instances none at all! In several instances, the struggle to find physician coverage for our residents and medical directors for our centers has been painstaking and nerve-racking. And it is the rare physician who arranges his or her own succession plan, as you probably well know.

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  • For the eighth time, Kindred Healthcare has been named by Fortune as one of the World's Most Admired Healthcare Companies. Each year, Fortune partners with Korn Ferry Hay group, a global organizational advisory group. Together they survey top industry minds and leaders, including executives, directors and securities analysts. These industry elites span 680 of the world's […]

    It's the time of snow and ice, trees and tinsel, naughty and nice. Yes, the holiday season has arrived, and with it, a unique set of accidents and hospital visits. The most recent revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) was recently released by the World Health Organization (WHO).  The updated lists holds more […]

    ICD-10 One Year Later: The Terror is Over, the Rewards Yet to Materialize It's been a year since the big lift of converting the entire claim stream for the healthcare industry to the larger and more granular ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes. Read More    Hospitals Add Nearly 7,000 Jobs in September Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.1% in […]