Monthly Archives: August 2014

Minnesota Healthcare News Feature on Exercise for Aging Adults

Posted in Blog at Aug 29, 2014

Debbie Hanka, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Clinical Program and Education Specialist at Centrex is featured in the most recent edition of Minnesota Healthcare News. The article features information on how to become a certified expert on exercise for aging adults (CEEAA), common conditions that can be addressed by a CEEAA physical therapist, ways to reduce the need for physical therapy as one ages, and more. To read the article click here! The article is featured on pages 10 and 11.

Centrex Rehab on McKnight’s Blog, “Getting Noticed by ACOs”

Posted in Blog at Aug 12, 2014

Centrex Rehab and Kristy Brown, CEO, were featured in the McKnight’s Long-Term Care & Assisted Living Blog column “Getting Noticed by ACOs”. An excerpt is included below:

How do providers position themselves so that ACOs will notice them? My advice is to first become knowledgeable about ACO objectives. Each ACO is trying to determine the best approach to running the organization in an effective manner. This includes looking at health care options for older people that they may not have known about in the past. In fact, accountable care organizations are now required to have much greater understanding of all services used by Medicare recipients.

 Skilled nursing facilities are a prime example. Accountable care organizations, which tend to be based around a hospital system, now need to understand what happens in an SNF, including the costs it generates. Learning about SNFs allows ACOs to determine if an SNF is the best, most cost-effective option for a particular individual.

To read the full article click here.

McKnight News Articles Quote Centrex Rehab CEO Kristy Brown

Posted in Blog at Aug 1, 2014

Two articles in McKnight’s Long Term Care News section featured quotes from Centrex Rehab’s CEO Kristy Brown. The articles are “Inspiring Motivation” by Amy Novotney and “Rehab Settings in Flux” by John Andrews. “Inspiring Motivation” highlights the importance of motivating and engaging patients as well as ways to accomplish this and “Rehab Settings in Flux” discusses evolving therapy approaches and needs.