The America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021 list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of inpatient rehabilitation facilities – according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – were part of this study. The rankings feature the top 230 centers nationwide. The evaluation process was comprised of the following steps:
Recommendations From Peers: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration and staff working in physical rehabilitation facilities) were invited to an online peer-to-peer survey.
Quality Score: Participants also were asked to rank the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodations and amenities.
KPI Data Scores: CMS publishes key performance indicator (KPI) data for physical rehabilitation centers. The KPI data include15 different measures.
The Model Systems and CARF International Accreditations: Facilities with these accreditations received a bonus to their overall score.
Lehigh Valley Hospital recently was recognized by another top national publication when U.S. News & World Report named the hospital tops in the region, and among the top five in the state, for quality and safety.