How to Refer a Patient
What physicians and case managers should know
Physicians and case managers may not be aware that Medicare requires that only 60% of acute patients have a CMS-13 diagnosis, which are:
- Brain injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Congenital deformity
- Hip fracture
- Joint Replacements
- Major multiple trauma
- Neurological disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Motor neuron disease
- Critical illness myopathy/polyneuropathy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Guillain Barré
- Systemic vasculidities with joint inflammation
- Active rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Seronegative Arthropathies
- Severe or Advanced Osteoarthritis
Other rehabilitation diagnoses and conditions doctors and case managers should consider for rehabilitation may include diagnoses such as:
- Immune Deficiency Diseases
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Cardiac conditions such as
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Myocardial infarction (MI)
- Orthopedic injuries
- Respiratory failure
- Wound care
- Conditions affecting mobility, activities of daily living (ADL’s), swallowing or cognition/thinking abilities
- Late effects from previous neurological injury or illness, i.e. brain injury, stroke or spinal cord injury
- Other conditions or complications
To make a referral or for more information, contact our admissions department at 814 359-5896 or our afterhours number at 800 842-6026 or 814 359-3421 or Brandy.McCardle@HealthSouth.com.
You will be put in contact with one of our rehabilitation liaisons to perform a pre-admission screening and coordinate transfer to our hospital.
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
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