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Hospital/Nursing Home Services
Watch our Prosthetic Video Series by clicking the link in the upper right. This is a great source of information.
We provide in-surgery rigid dressings while the patient is
still under anesthesia. We will change the dressing within 5 days and provide
another rigid dressing to be changed in 5 days. This will speed up the healing
process up to 33% and prevent contractures enabling early ambulation thru use of a
temporary/preparatory prosthesis. This gives the most bang for the buck to the
patient's insurance and rehab dollars. We also have addressed a need by offering
Professional ACE bandage "figure 8" wrapping of lower limb in-patient amputees
in hospitals or nursing homes. Call to schedule our services.
For hospitals and nursing homes, we offer expert evaluations of patients with the Physical Therapist. Together we can formulate a plan. We have test AFO's that our practitioners are able to bring for evaluation. This is one of the services that makes us an Evidence Based Practice.
We also manufacture our own in-house TLSO and LSO spinal Orthosis. With expert fitting, we have in-stock dozens of XSm-XXXLg sizes which insures the fastest delivery. These spinal Orthosis are Medicare and private insurance approved.
Being a large privately owned provider in the Mid-South, we have contracts with many local hospitals to provide in-patient services.
When a Medicare or Medicaid patient is an in-patient in the hospital, the hospital must be charged for any items delivered. This is the law with only one exception. If that patient is discharged home the day of service. If they are discharged to another facility, the place of delivery must be charged. there are not exceptions to that rule. the hospitals are paid thru their DRG prospective payment for those services under the admission rules set aside by Medicare/Medicaid.
Nursing Home Services
We cover hundreds of miles every month visiting Nursing Home patients. We partner with the Physical Therapy Department of each facility. By partnering, we are able to accomplish many things.
When a Medicare/Medicaid patient is in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), we are allowed to provide Prosthetic services ONLY. We are NOT allowed to provide any Orthotic services until they are in a part B bed unless the facility agrees payment. The Prosthetic services that are not covered under a part A bed include, stump socks/shrinkers or any suspension items such as belts or knee sleeves.
If you are with a Nursing Facility or have family as an in-patient in a Nursing Facility and want to discuss our patient care, please call and we will be more than happy to offer our services.
(901) 763-6999 Memphis