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    #16
    Is this the same person or someone else??

    http:///forum/showthread.php?257625-...ened-discharge!

    (KLD)
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      #17
      Looks like that's my sister. She must have posted too. At this point we have it smoothed out. His current hospital has agreed to keep him until Shepherd can admit him on Friday now (yay!). Thanks all for support. Patient Care Advocate was able to help.

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        #18
        Originally posted by KellyA View Post
        Looks like that's my sister. She must have posted too. At this point we have it smoothed out. His current hospital has agreed to keep him until Shepherd can admit him on Friday now (yay!). Thanks all for support. Patient Care Advocate was able to help.
        Good for you and your sister !
        We have to fight for our loved ones.
        Hope your Dad does well at Shepherd,

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          #19
          Hi, My mom is in a similar situation at a hospital in St. Pete, Florida. She was turned down by Shepherd. The hospital desperately wants to dc her to SNF such as Kindred and bamboozled my dad into signing consent to refer her there. I politely told the social/case worker that I am aware that an interruption in care would make it impossible for my mom to go to rehab and that she would not be going to a SNF. I contacted Brooks and we should know soon if she will be accepted. She has private insurance and no medicare or Medicaid. Since they so desperately want my mom out of their hospital, can they do that even with private insurance? I'll just refuse and tell them to bill me I guess.

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            #20
            Originally posted by RACH555 View Post
            Hi, My mom is in a similar situation at a hospital in St. Pete, Florida. She was turned down by Shepherd. The hospital desperately wants to dc her to SNF such as Kindred and bamboozled my dad into signing consent to refer her there. I politely told the social/case worker that I am aware that an interruption in care would make it impossible for my mom to go to rehab and that she would not be going to a SNF. I contacted Brooks and we should know soon if she will be accepted. She has private insurance and no medicare or Medicaid. Since they so desperately want my mom out of their hospital, can they do that even with private insurance? I'll just refuse and tell them to bill me I guess.

            You can always protest and appeal a hospital discharge with the patient advocate.

            Kindred hospitals are not, to the best of my knowledge, SNF's. They are Transitional Care, AKA "Long Term Acute Care" facilities
            ( LTAC ). LTAC's are for persons needing extended inpatient care for an active medical condition. The condition was to have been stabilized in the acute hospital and then longer term care for this acute condition occurs in the LTAC. LTAC patients are usually admitted under the care of a internal medicine specialist or hospitalist. The admitting doctor calls in specialists including PT/OT and Rehab Doctors.

            The decision about her not initially qualifying for acute rehab may have to do with several things:

            1. Her having a medical condition that still needs acute care.
            2. Her not meeting the "three-hour" rule for inpatient acute rehab facilities. Three hours of combined therapy including P.T, O.T. and /or Speech Therapy.

            Commercial insurance companies often publish their criteria for rehabilitation levels of care online. You can also call the customer service number on the back of her card and have your Mom give them permission to let you talk to their case manager about the criteria.
            Last edited by 2drwhofans; 25 Apr 2017, 10:48 AM.

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