One of the best-kept secrets is Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. I know this may be a shock to some but let me explain.
As Physiatrists, we can practice in many different settings: Outpatient, Inpatient, Interventional pain, SNF or Sports Medicine.
Most patients in the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation setting are stable and they aren’t really going anywhere. The average length of stay in acute rehab is 10 to 14 days. This means that over this period of time can see the patient, care for the patient, and transition the patient back home, with good results while restoring their function, which is what we do.
In this setting, you do not have to worry about overhead. In most if not all acute inpatient rehab units or freestanding hospitals, everything is provided for you. If you need to dictate, they have a transcription service such as Dragon One Medical, they provide an EMR, the staff, and patients. You don’t have to worry about no-shows, patients running late or other pitfalls of Outpatient Medicine. You can focus solely on seeing patients to address any rehab-related needs.
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