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RWJ Rahway is home to Kindred Hospital New Jersey - Rahway, a 34-bed, long-term acute care hospital (LTACH), designed to focus on critically ill patients with serious and complex medical conditions that require intense specialized treatment for an extended period of time.

LTACHs provides highly advanced and focused care for patients who have not responded to short-term treatment in traditional general hospitals. The average length of stay in an LTACHs is 25 days as compared to a 3-5 day average in a general hospital. Patients appropriate for LTACHs include those who are ventilator dependent, suffering from multi-organ failure or deep wound ulcerations.

For more information about Kindred Hospital New Jersey-Rahway, please go to their website at www.kindredrahway.com.

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Portneuf has engaged Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services to manage inpatient rehabilitation services at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Under the agreement, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services will manage and operate Portneuf Medical Center’s 9-bed rehabilitation unit. The rehabilitation unit has a long history of offering exceptional care to patients recovering from serious illness or injury, including stroke and brain injury. This new relationship with Kindred will build on that strong history and foundation. “We believe a Portneuf and Kindred partnership focused on advancing acute rehab services will establish our Rehabilitation Unit as a regional center of excellence,” said Nathan Carter, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Portneuf Medical Center “Kindred brings to the partnership its extensive network of relationships and its experience and expertise operating similar facilities around the country.” Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services will provide Portneuf Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit with management programs and best practices in quality rehabilitation services. Kindred is a leading provider of rehabilitation program management services. These services enhance productivity and program performance and provide staff training in more than 1,500 hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, and other post-acute care settings across the nation. Kindred’s services consistently outperform national industry averages on quality measures. “We are committed to investing in programs and services that enhance the quality of patient care at Portneuf Medical Center and increase our community’s access to essential services to improve patients’ functional abilities and independence,” said Angela Treasure, Chief Nursing Officer at Portneuf Medical Center. “Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services brings a high level of expertise, experience, insight and professionalism to our rehabilitation services.” “Portneuf has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence, innovation in patient care and outstanding quality outcomes,” said Rachel Compton, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services’ divisional vice president – West Region. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Portneuf as we implement programs best tailored to meet patients’ needs and provide local employment opportunities. We share in Portneuf’s commitment to high quality care, every patient, every time. Portneuf and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services are committed to continuing the rehabilitation unit’s long record of success for the benefit of patients, their families and the communities we serve.

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Four Nursing Homes Using Kindred/RehabCare to Pay an Additional $8.225 Million

Contract therapy providers RehabCare Group Inc., RehabCare Group East Inc. and their parent, Kindred Healthcare Inc., have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary and skilled, or that never occurred, the Department of Justice announced today.

RehabCare Group Inc. and RehabCare Group East Inc. were purchased by the Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare Inc. in 2011 and they now operate under the name RehabCare as a division of Kindred.  RehabCare is the largest provider of therapy in the nation, contracting with more than 1,000 SNFs in 44 states to provide rehabilitation therapy to their patients.

“Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to receive care that is dictated by their clinical needs rather than the fiscal interests of healthcare providers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.  “All providers, whether contractors or direct billers of taxpayer-funded federal healthcare programs, will be held accountable when their actions cause false claims for unnecessary services.”

The government’s complaint alleged that RehabCare’s policies and practices, including setting unrealistic financial goals and scheduling therapy to achieve the highest reimbursement level regardless of the clinical needs of its patients, resulted in Rehabcare providing unreasonable and unnecessary services to Medicare patients and led its SNF customers to submit artificially and improperly inflated bills to Medicare that included those services.  Specifically, the government’s complaint alleged that RehabCare’s schemes included the following:

  • Presumptively placing patients in the highest therapy reimbursement level, rather than relying on individualized evaluations to determine the level of care most suitable for each patient’s clinical needs;
  • During the period prior to Oct. 1, 2011, boosting the amount of reported therapy during “assessment reference periods,” thereby causing and enabling SNFs to bill for the care of their Medicare patients at the highest therapy reimbursement level, while providing materially less therapy to those same patients outside the assessment reference periods, when the SNFs were not required to report to Medicare the amount of therapy RehabCare was providing to their patients (a practice known as “ramping”);
  • Scheduling and reporting the provision of therapy to patients even after the patients’ treating therapists had recommended that they be discharged from therapy;
  • Arbitrarily shifting the number of minutes of planned therapy among different therapy disciplines (i.e., physical, occupational and speech therapy) to ensure targeted therapy reimbursement levels were achieved, regardless of the clinical need for the therapy;
  • Especially after Oct. 1, 2011 and continuing through Sept. 30, 2013, providing significantly higher amounts of therapy at the very end of a therapy measurement period not due to medical necessity but rather to reach the minimum time threshold for the highest therapy reimbursement level, to enable SNFs to bill for the care of their Medicare patients accordingly, even though the patients were receiving materially less therapy on preceding days;
  • Inflating initial reimbursement levels by reporting time spent on initial evaluations as therapy time rather than evaluation time;
  • Reporting that skilled therapy had been provided to patients when in fact the patients were asleep or otherwise unable to undergo or benefit from skilled therapy (e.g., when a patient had been transitioned to palliative end-of-life care); and
  • Reporting estimated or rounded minutes instead of reporting the actual minutes of therapy provided.

“This False Claim Act settlement addresses allegations that RehabCare and its nursing facility customers engaged in a systematic and broad-ranging scheme to increase profits by delivering, or purporting to deliver, therapy in a manner that was focused on increasing Medicare reimbursement rather than on the clinical needs of patients,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz for the District of Massachusetts.  “The complaint outlines the extent and sophistication of this fraud, and the government’s continuing work to ensure that the provision of care in skilled nursing facilities is based on patients’ clinical needs.”

“Health providers seeking to increase Medicare profits, rather than providing suitable, high-quality care, will be investigated and prosecuted,” said Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  “Under our robust compliance agreement, an outside review organization will scrutinize a random sample of medical records annually to assess the medical necessity and reasonableness of therapy services provided by RehabCare.”

In addition to RehabCare, the Department of Justice also announced settlements today with four SNFs for their role in submitting claims to Medicare that were false because they were based in part on therapy provided by RehabCare that was not reasonable, necessary and skilled, or that did not occur.  These settlements include:  A $3.9 million settlement with Wingate Healthcare Inc. and 16 of its facilities in Massachusetts and New York; A $2.2 million settlement with THI of Pennsylvania at Broomall LLC and THI of Texas at Fort Worth LLC; A $1.375 million settlement with Essex Group Management and two of its Massachusetts facilities, Brandon Woods of Dartmouth and Blaire House of Milford and a $750,000 settlement with Frederick County, Maryland, which formerly operated the Citizens Care skilled nursing facility.  The department had previously reached settlements with a number of other SNFs for similar conduct.  See http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-companies-pay-375-million-allegedly-causing-submission-claims-unreasonable-or-unnecessary; http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/episcopal-ministries-aging-inc-pay-13-million-allegedly-causing-submission-claims; http://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/new-york-catholic-nursing-chain-pay-35-million-resolve-allegations-concerning-claims; http://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/maine-nursing-home-pay-12-million-resolve-allegations-concerning-rehabilitation-therapy

The settlement with RehabCare resolves allegations originally brought in a lawsuit filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act by Janet Halpin, a physical therapist and former rehabilitation manager for RehabCare and Shawn Fahey, an occupational therapist who worked for RehabCare.  The act permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government for false claims for government funds and to receive a share of any recovery.  The government may intervene and file its own complaint in such a lawsuit, as it has done in this case.  The whistleblowers will receive nearly $24 million as their share of the recovery from RehabCare.

The settlements announced today illustrate the government’s emphasis on combating health care fraud and marks another achievement for the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) initiative, which was announced in May 2009 by the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  The partnership between the two departments has focused efforts to reduce and prevent Medicare and Medicaid financial fraud through enhanced cooperation.  One of the most powerful tools in this effort is the False Claims Act.  Since January 2009, the Justice Department has recovered a total of more than $27.1 billion through False Claims Act cases, with more than $17.1 billion of that amount recovered in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs.  Tips and complaints from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, including the conduct described in the United States’ complaint, can be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services, at 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477).

This matter was handled by the Civil Division’s Commercial Litigation Branch; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts; HHS Office of Inspector General and the FBI.

The case is captioned United States ex rel. Halpin and Fahey v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:11cv12139-RGS (D. Mass.).

The claims settled are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.

Sours: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/nation-s-largest-nursing-home-therapy-provider-kindredrehabcare-pay-125-million-resolve-false

OSF HealthCare - Kindred Healthcare announce partnership agreement

Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and OSF HealthCare today announced a partnership agreement to provide rehabilitation and long-term acute care (“LTAC”) hospital services in central Illinois. Pursuant to the agreement, Kindred and OSF will work together to transform Kindred’s wholly owned hospital in Peoria, Illinois.

The hospital’s LTAC beds will continue to deliver care for the most difficult-to-treat, critically ill and medically complex patients – such as patients with respiratory failure, septicemia, traumatic injuries, wounds or other severe illnesses complicated by multiple chronic conditions, including post-COVID recovery.

A new acute inpatient rehabilitation unit will help adults who have experienced a loss of function or disability due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic surgery and other conditions. It will feature all private rooms and provide intense, interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapies and medical care to improve functional independence and help the patient return home.

“We have had a long-standing relationship with Kindred Healthcare. This will allow us to fill a great need in central Illinois by expanding long-term acute care and rehabilitation services for our patients,” said Bob Anderson, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center. “Ultimately, it’s about bringing the best options to those who come to us for care which, in turn, will lessen the impact on other parts of our health care Ministry.”

“Partnering with OSF HealthCare will enable us to best meet the needs of patients in the Peoria community,” said Jason Zachariah, Kindred’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We have long respected OSF and are excited to collaborate with them to deliver quality care focused on improving the quality of life for the hospital’sLTAC and rehabilitation patients.”

Subject to regulatory and other approvals, Kindred and OSF expect to begin offering LTAC and rehabilitation services by September 1, 2022, following the completion of renovations to the facility at 500 W Romeo B Garrett Ave., Peoria. OSF will hold majority ownership of the hospital, which will be renamed and branded to demonstrate being part of OSF HealthCare. The hospital will then be operated as a Catholic health care facility.

Sours: https://newsroom.osfhealthcare.org/osf-healthcare---kindred-healthcare-announce-partnership-agreement/

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Kindred Healthcare, Tennova Healthcare and UTMC Announce Opening of Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital

Kindred Healthcare, Tennova Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) today announced the opening of Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital, located in the new Tennova Health Park at 1250 Tennova Medical Way.

The new 57-bed hospital, with all private rooms, will focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The first patients are expected to be seen later this month.

The 68,000-square-foot, two-story rehabilitation facility will feature therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest technology in therapy devices including augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics, and a full body exoskeleton. It will have large multidisciplinary gymnasiums equipped for all therapy services as well as a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities, such as a golf chipping range, pickle ball and cornhole.

There is also a dedicated traumatic brain injury unit complete with monitored rooms, specialized beds and patient lifting equipment, and separate therapy and dining spaces. The hospital will also have a unit exclusively for stroke patients, and private, family-friendly rooms with sleeper chairs. Patients will have access to an apartment setting where they can practice daily living tasks before they return home; and pet therapy and community re-entry programs will help ease the transition back to home. For more information about Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital, visit www.knoxvillerehabhospital.com.

“We are excited about this milestone achievement for our community as this collaborative effort was a result of many hours and hard work for all parties involved. This initiative reinforces our mission with our focus on excellence in quality, service and access,” states Tony Benton, Tennova East Market Chief Executive Officer. “Through this joint venture, we are now able to better serve this population with advanced therapies and resources to help them regain quality of life. It has been an honor to work alongside Kindred and The University of Tennessee Medical Center. We are excited to see the continued growth at this location.”

“It is truly rare and unique when competitors can come together to create a collaborative solution that better serves the needs of our patients and the East Tennessee community,” said Joe Landsman, president and chief executive officer of UTMC. “Our patients will directly benefit from this enhanced coordinated delivery of the high-quality, efficient healthcare services throughout the care continuum from when they first enter our system at our medical center through their rehabilitation at Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital and throughout their recovery.”

Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital expects to serve more than 1,200 patients each year. The average length of stay for patients is approximately two weeks. The facility design has been implemented at several Kindred rehabilitation hospitals throughout the country with significant success in enhancing patient outcomes and improving their quality of life.

“We are pleased to open Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with Tennova Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Medical Center—two of the region’s leading healthcare providers,” said Russ Bailey, President, Kindred Rehabilitation. “The new hospital will offer the community increased access to quality care with a team of therapists, nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to providing high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services and passionate advocacy for patients that enhance the lives of individuals throughout East Tennessee.”

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, LLC is the nation’s leading specialty hospital company delivering acute health services in its long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, acute rehabilitation units, and behavioral health line of business, all specializing in treating the most medically complex patients. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, and ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for nine years, Kindred’s mission is to help our patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Tennova Healthcare

The Tennova Healthcare network of hospitals in East Tennessee includes Turkey Creek Medical Center, North Knoxville Medical Center, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, LaFollette Medical Center, and Newport Medical Center. Turkey Creek Medical Center, now designated by the Tennessee Department of Health as a Provisional Level III Trauma Center, is proud to offer compassionate, quality care to our community. Turkey Creek and North Knoxville Medical Center are rated an “A” hospital from Leapfrog and have expanded outreach with primary care and specialist care physician groups. Turkey Creek is recognized as a Center of Excellence by Cigna and Institute of Quality by Aetna in Bariatrics, Bariatric Center of Excellence with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Acute Stroke Ready with The Joint Commission, Hip and Knee and Bariatric Blue Distinction with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Acute Stroke Ready with The Joint Commission and have received the 2021 Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Chest Pain. North Knoxville Medical Center is recognized as an Advance Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI an Accredited Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Center by The Joint Commission and Knee and Hip Blue Distinction Award form Blue Cross Blue Shield. They have received Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. Learn more at www.Tennova.com.

About The University of Tennessee Medical Center

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, a Magnet® recognized hospital also certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Comprehensive Cardiac Center, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center is a 685-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, with a regional network of primary care and specialty care physicians and practices as well as outpatient regional health centers and urgent care locations throughout its 21-county primary service area. The medical center, the region’s ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center and state designated regional perinatal referral center with a Level III private room NICU, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. UT Medical Center features seven Centers of Excellence, including the Brain & Spine Institute, Cancer Institute, Emergency & Trauma Center, Heart Lung Vascular Institute, Advanced Orthopaedic Center, Primary Care Collaborative and Center for Women & Infants. Visit UTMedicalCenter.org for more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Work hours given great flexibility, high stress level.

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Pros: Excellent staff/co-workers in the therapy department and in most all other departments that team up to give quality patient care to each client we serviced.

Cons: The emphasis on 90% work productive, standard, made the job stressful.

It is good. I like the facility. I like doing patient care.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Lubbock:

Pros: Giving patient care.

Cons: Coworker noise and judgement. Small gym noisy and cramped.

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Kindred Healthcare offers pension plans. To help secure a reliable income source later in life, a large number of workers enroll in employer-sponsored pension plans. Kindred Healthcare offers defined contribution pension plans. …Read more

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About Kindred Healthcare

Founded on: January 1st, 1968

Number of Employees: 10,001-1,000,000

Also known as: Vencor Inc.

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Avg. Hourly Rate: $15 - $46

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Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center was founded in 1985 as Vencor, Inc., and the current name was adopted April 20, 2001. Kindred went public in 2001 on the New York Stock Exchange.

In February 2011, Kindred Healthcare acquired RehabCare Group, the largest post-acute health care services company in the nation.

In October 2014, Kindred Healthcare, Inc., and Gentiva Healthcare merged.

In June 2017, Kindred sold the company’s skilled-nursing facility business with the sale including 89 nursing centers with 11,308 licensed beds and seven assisted living facilities with 380 licensed beds, which had approximately 11,500 employees in 18 states.

There followed several years of turmoil, mergers and consolidations that ultimately led to Kindred transitioning to a privately held company.

Kindred and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) started collaborating in 2019 to launch new Honeycomb classrooms at local high schools, offering students hands-on access to the latest technology to further their education.

Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center is located at: 6441 Main St. in Houston, Texas. Their phone number is: (713) 790-0500.

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Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center, Houston, Texas has been rated by qualitycheck.org:

Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center handles a wide variety of medical demands daily and their services include:

  • CT Scans
  • EEG/EKG/EMG Lab
  • General Laboratory Tests
  • GI or Endoscopy Lab
  • Inpatient Unit
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Medical /Surgical Unit
  • Medical ICU
  • Teleradiology
  • Toxicology
  • Ultrasound

Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center, Houston, Texas is certified in Respiratory Failure. Certification is awarded after a review of a health care program and/or service that complies with all standards, uses clinical practice guidelines, and meets performance measurement requirements and certification participation requirements at the time of the on-site review.

Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas is an accredited hospital. Accreditation is awarded to a health care organization in complete compliance with all standards at the time of the on-site survey.

Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center has an accredited laboratory. Accreditation is awarded to a health care organization in complete compliance with all standards at the time of the on-site survey.

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