Extended Care Unit - Inpatient Rehabilitation Care

Highland District Hospital’s Extended Care Unit is a Medicare and Medicare Replacement Plan approved unit that focuses on inpatient rehabilitation prior to returning home after a hospital stay. Designed to transition you from acute care, to inpatient, skilled care, all while admitted to the hospital. Our ECU offers the same team of providers from admission, during your therapy, and through discharge. Our provider team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists
  • Case Managers

 

How do I qualify for HDH’s Extended Care Unit for my skilled therapy?

  • Primary Insurance must be Medicare or Medicare Replacement Plan
  • Must meet admission criteria set by primary insurance
    • If Medicare is primary, must have qualifying, 3 mid-night, admitted status, stay in a hospital
  • Must meet Medicare guidelines for skilled services
  • If covered by Medicare Replacement Plan, must obtain precertification (completed by our Case Management Department)

What is considered a skilled service?

  • Examples would include a need for treatment with the following services or diagnoses
    • Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy
    • IV Therapy
    • Skilled Nursing Care
    • Wound Care
    • CHF
    • COPD

Ask our Case Management team today if you qualify for services in our Extended Care Unit @ 937.840.6693

Rehab Equipment
Therapy Room

Providers

Julie Karnes, MD

Tonya Magee, CNP

Colarina West, PharmD

Anthony Wetherington, MD