Contact the Admissions Department at (409) 236-8290. A representative will come to you to perform a pre-admission screening and coordinate your transfer to our hospital.

  • A request is made for a patient to be evaluated by a KDRH rehabilitation liaison.
  • The liaison conducts a screening to determine if the patient meets criteria for admission to a rehabilitation hospital. The screening includes a chart review, a discussion with healthcare personnel and a meeting with the patient and their family to address pertinent information, concerns and questions.
  • The next available appropriate bed is offered to the patient. Often this process occurs within hours.
  • If you have commercial insurance, (including Medicare Advantage plans), in most cases the insurance company will need to approve your admission, before you can be admitted.

Qualifying Diagnoses

Physicians and case managers may not be aware that Medicare requires that only 60% of acute inpatient rehabilitation patients have a CMS-13 diagnosis, which are:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Congenital deformity
  • Hip fracture
  • Joint Replacements
  • Major multiple trauma – Multiple fracture
  • Neurological disorders – Multiple sclerosis – Motor neuron disease – Encephalopathy – Critical illness myopathy/polyneuropathy – ALS – Parkinson’s disease – Guillain Barre
  • Systemic vasculidities with joint inflammation
  • Active rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Seronegative Arthropathies
  • Severe or Advances Osteoarthritis


Other rehabilitation diagnoses and conditions doctors and case managers should consider for rehabilitation may include diagnoses such as:

  • Immune Deficiency Diseases
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Cardiac conditions such as
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Myocardial infarction (Ml)
  • Laminectomy
  • Neuropathy
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Wound care
  • Conditions affecting mobility, activities of daily living (ADL’s), swallowing or cognition/thinking abilities
  • Late effects from previous neurological injury or illness, i.e. brain injury, stroke or spinal cord injury
  • Other conditions or complications

To refer your patient to a Kate Dishman, contact the Admissions Department at (409) 236-8290.