Welcome to the medical providers section of KindredDocs.com. Whether you are an attending physician, medical director, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, you will find timely, useful information here that can help you manage your skilled nursing facility (SNF) practice, fulfill your obligations to the nursing center and the staff, and broaden your understanding of post-acute and long-term care.
At Kindred, communication and collaboration with our medical providers is an important part of improving our quality, service, and customer satisfaction. Kindred has been a leader in bringing a wider breadth of medical services, specialty physicians, and new practice models into the post-acute setting. As the volume and complexity of post-acute, transitional care patients has increased, so has the need for a more diverse set of medical professionals. Where it would have been a shock to see a pulmonologist or plastic surgeon in a SNF when I started my training, this is now routine. But because so many physicians are so new to the setting, this creates new challenges as well.
This website is designed to provide all medical providers in Kindred SNF’s the tools and information they need to practice effectively, fulfill their role as leaders in the SNF environment, and improve quality and compliance for their SNF patients. With SNF quality and accountability on the minds of patients, payors, and regulators, understanding the roles and responsibilities of the medical provider in the SNF culture is critically important. Kindred is committed to working with our providers, helping them demonstrate meaningful outcomes, supporting their various practice models, and coordinating care across the continuum.
Please forward any ideas of feedback for the site, or items you would like to see added or updated, to Kat Ballard at Katherine.Ballard@kindred.com.
Marc D. Rothman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Nursing Center Division
Kindred Healthcare680 South Fourth StreetLouisville, KY 40202Phone: 502.596.7300Toll Free: 1.800.545.0749
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