Admission to the San Juan Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is not dependent on any specific diagnosis. Each patient's medical information, needs, ability to perform daily activities and potential to improve are considered. However, one must meet admission criteria.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has established 13 categories for rehabilitation diagnoses. In order to maintain a rehabilitation specialty hospital classification, 60 percent of the patients admitted must have a primary diagnosis that fits in one of 13 categories:
The other 40 percent may have various medical conditions, including cardiac problems and pulmonary disease, but need intensive rehabilitation.
- Brain injury
- Congenital deformities
- Femur (hip) fracture
- Hip and knee replacements (meeting specific criteria)
- Major multiple trauma
- Neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease of weight bearing joints
- Polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis and polymyalgia