Our Scope

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF)

These rehabilitation facilities serve medically fragile patients who require an intense level of physical, occupational and speech therapy in an inpatient hospital setting. DRG exempt IRFs are specially licensed and Medicare certified. This includes highly regulated and close monitoring by CMS. The prevailing goal for these patients is to return to the community at the highest level of independence. This is accomplished with an intensive treatment program including 3 hours of therapy a day and specialized rehabilitation nursing spanning a 12-14 day average length of stay. MileStone has proven experience in the implementation, expansion and enhancement of both free-standing and hospital-based IRFs. Our reputation includes cutting edge innovation in response to an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF)

Behavioral Health units are specially designed and operated for adult and/or geriatric patients over 65 who require psychiatric treatment and, typically, medical or pharmacological intervention. These units are DRG exempt from Acute PPS and must comply with very specific CMS regulations to maintain exemption status. Length of stay for the geriatric psychiatric population is approximately 14 days to realize the full benefits of psychotropic medications and behavioral management of symptoms. The goal of adult and geriatric behavioral health programs is to return the patient to a safe environment of the patient’s choice with symptoms controlled through newly learned coping mechanisms and/or appropriate medications. MileStone has experience in the implementation and management of Behavioral Health units in multiple states across the country.

Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTCH)

These post-acute care facilities offer services for medically complex patients who require extended recuperation periods and a number of pharmaceutical, medical and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary setting for optimal outcomes and patient/family disease management intervention and education. They may frequently require dialysis and respiratory support along with the medical management of their complex chronic medical conditions. The lengths of stay are generally over 25 days. The goal of LTCH care is to return the patient to the highest level of independence while treating their complex medical conditions and offering the highest quality of life options available. MileStone has led the industry in providing flexible interface options to client hospitals including lease, joint-venture, management or consultation.

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

Hospital based Skilled Nursing Facilities, utilize medical, nursing and therapy interventions to evaluate and manage the healthcare needs of patients. The specific types of skilled interventions vary widely. Examples are: skilled observation with medical supervision; complex medical management; physical rehabilitation with skilled nursing services and; medical supervision. Hospitals can optimize the post acute care continuum by having collaborative SNFs and IRFs. The majority of SNF patients receive some form of therapy daily yet they do not require nor tolerate the intensity of 3 hours of therapy a day.

Therapy Services

Long term care and hospital-based therapy departments require solid leadership and qualified clinicians. MileStone Therapy Staffing and Management Services offer on-site personnel with corporate oversight and resources to sustain the delivery of high quality rehabilitation services. Recruiting, education and retention strategies are utilized to create optimal care teams including licensed Physical, Occupational, Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists. Current working knowledge of various regulatory bodies supports best practice efforts throughout the acute and post-acute continuum.

Staffing Services

Given the increasing demand for highly qualified healthcare professionals, we offer recruiting and staffing services for permanent, contract and per diem positions. MileStone Staffing Services hires and provides the highest quality medical professionals in many clinical specialties and disciplines. Staff competency, compliance and evaluation information are monitored, maintained and documented. Clients can have confidence that every MileStone Staffing placement or assignment strictly adheres to all regulatory and accreditation requirements.