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A Blog Post – In Memory of Darlene D’Altorio-Jones

Starting to write a blog post that would be a fitting memorial to Darlene’s contributions to the readers of the Mediware rehab blog is a daunting task. Over the past few weeks, I have started to write it but have…


Farewell to our friend and a rehab industry treasure

Over the past several years, your inbox was likely filled with blogs written by Mediware Senior Consultant Darlene D’Altorio-Jones. We are saddened to pass along the news that Darlene, our dear friend and colleague, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.…

Written by: Michelle Caldwell on Friday, December 18, 2015 Acute Care Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Other, Outpatient Rehab

Continuing Thoughts about Site-Neutral (Parity) Expectations

Considerations for Site-Neutral Rehab Payment “Site-neutral” may have been replaced with “efficient care in the most appropriate setting” language in the President’s FY2016 budget, but it was prominently discussed in Washington this past week as the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers…

Written by: Bob Habasevich, PT on Monday, March 2, 2015 Other

Site Neutral Payment Proposal Has Flawed Understanding of Rehabilitation

Access to IRF/U intensity of Care Can be Compromised Congress is discussing payment neutral options right now and it’s clearly evident that the persons involved have a very narrow perspective on just one word – ‘REHABILITATION’ and that it can…

Written by: Darlene D'Altorio-Jones (1959-2015) on Monday, September 8, 2014 Other

Accountable Meaningful Use

Having recently returned from a sales meeting where I had the opportunity to discuss meaningful use and accountable care initiatives, I was struck by a sense of disconnect between those who use healthcare information technology and those who sell it.…

Written by: Bob Habasevich, PT on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Acute Care Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Other, Outpatient Rehab