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Welcome to Medical Rehab Matters, the AMRPA Podcast 

Medical Rehab Matters discusses some of the conditions treated and therapies used in inpatient medical rehab hospitals and units while addressing some of the legislative and regulatory issues that impact patients and their families and caregivers.

In 2022, join us for biweekly episodes of Medical Rehabilitation Matters on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and iHeartRadio. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Listen to Season 2

Episodes of #MedicalRehabMatters are hosted by Dr. Bob Krug and Patricia Sullivan, and feature a wide range of inpatient rehabilitation patients, physicians and professionals with a personal interest in the field. Listen to Season 1

Season 2

Episode 4: Another Look at Prior Authorization

In this episode we look at Medicare Advantage plans and prior authorization and a recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General. Our guests are Robyn Pauker, an attorney, and her husband, David Honig, a healthcare attorney, who talk about Robyn’s father’s experience with prior authorization, and Dr. Brian Moore, Chief Medical Officer for Physician Advisor Services at Atrium Health. Our cohosts are Kate Beller, AMRPA Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development, and Dr. Robert Krug, immediate past chair of the AMRPA Board of Directors and Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Advisory Group.    

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Episode 3: Role of Inpatient Medical Rehab Hospitals & Units During COVID Part 2

This is the second of two episodes on a report on The Role of IRH/Us During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. As we discussed in our last episode, in 2021 AMRPA retained ATI Advisory (to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the role of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRHs) during the pandemic. A presentation and panel discussion were held during the 2022 AMPRA Spring Conference. In this episode, we present the panel discussion that featured some of the leaders of AMRPA answering questions about IRFs and COVID and related issues. Our panelists are Rhonda Abbott, Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network; Doug Baer: President & Chief Executive Officer, Brooks Rehabilitation; Chris Lee, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals; Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Montefiore Health System; And Joyal Pavey: Vice President, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Advisory Group; and Kate Beller, AMRPA EVP for Policy Development and Government Relations, helped moderate this discussion. 

Episode 2: Role of Inpatient Medical Rehab Hospitals & Units During COVID

This episode is the first of two on a report on The Role of IRH/Us During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. We think you'll find it informative. In 2021 AMRPA retained ATI Advisory (ATI) to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the role of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals during the pandemic. A presentation and panel discussion were held during the 2022 AMRPA Spring Conference and we are presenting it in two consecutive episodes of this podcast. In this episode, you'll hear important insights from the report. Guests are Tyler Cromer, who leads ATI Advisory's Medicare Innovation Practice, and Conner Esworthy, who advises ATI clients on matters concerning financial and operating strategy.

Episode 1: Welcome to Season 2

Season 2 begins with a look back on three episodes in last season covering prior authorization, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

You’ll hear from guests Kerry Maher, MD, Senior Vice President of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Consulting and Education at Brooks Rehab, and Michael Long, Rehabilitation Division President at Vibra Healthcare. Kate Beller, JD, AMRPA EVP for Government Relations and Policy Development, on prior authorization; Christopher Comey, MD, of Advanced Neurosurgery Associates, LLC, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and James Wilson, DO, and Michael Kelly, MD, of MetroHealth in Cleveland, talk about traumatic brain injury; and Richard Kunz, MD, a physiatrist and associate professor at VCU and Chief Medical Officer, Sheltering Arms Institute, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Daniel W. Klyce, PhD, LCP, ABPP, a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified rehabilitation psychologist talk about spinal cord injury.

 

AMRPA thanks Bioventus for its sponsorship of Medical Rehab Matters.