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2019 Fall Rehabilitation Director Meeting 

West Des Moines, IA - September 13, 2019 - Blue Stone Therapy Solutions, the leading specialist in Skilled Nursing Facility therapy services, concluded its leadership meeting for 2019. All Facility Rehab Directors and Senior Leaders participated in the two-day meeting focused on executing Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) strategies, leadership and organizational development, the importance of strong clinical services, and providing superior customer satisfaction.

The two-day leadership meeting was opened by Doug Johnson, President of Blue Stone Therapy Solutions, who discussed the origins of Blue Stone Therapy, shared the company's journey over the last 10 years, and its evolution into the market leader in SNF therapy services.

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"Our company has grown responsibly over the last 10 years. We have been able to find the right partners who share the same values and understand the importance of providing quality care. We couldn't have been successful as a company without the hard work and dedication of our 45 leaders and 475 therapists." - Doug Johnson, President

Theresa Fleming, VP of Operations, discussed new operational initiatives being implemented and CPT code utilization. An innovative documentation model was presented to ensure comprehensive treatment of all patients (AIRR) and a thorogh group and concurrent therapy programs was implemented for optimal outcomes.  She also expressed her appreciation for the 38 Facility Rehab Directors in attendance and thanked them for embracing change during the transition to PDPM. 

Tracie Tonniges and Christen Bliss, Directors of Clinical Services, presented a review of PDPM and rolled-out new mapping tools designed to provide expert support for MDS Coordinators so they can effectively code for patient care.  They also presented about clinical pathways and how we can best support or clients and Facility Rehab Directors in the new payment structure starting October 1st. 

"It is amazing to me that ALL management actually knows who we are. Blue Stone Therapy provides the "how and why" of what we need rather than just “go do”.  They provide tools for learning and guidance for growth to allow us to provide the best clinical programs and ownership in our team.  I left the meeting feeling refreshed about why I do my job." - Anna, Facility Rehab Director.

"What I most think about when I reflect on Blue Stone Therapy Solutions that it is TRULY about patient centered care. We never forget the patient is first and live by the philosophy we can do something for everyone, no matter how big or small.  We impact the patient or family in a dramatically different way than our own interpretation or reaction." - Jennifer, Facility Rehab Director.


Headquartered in West Des Moines, Blue Stone Therapy Solutions is the leading specialist in SNF therapy services. The company was founded in 2009 and provides contract Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology to Skilled Nursing Facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.