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Don’t let the flu strike you

By HR Generalist Lisa Grek

As summer fades and fall sets in, it's time to think about protecting yourself – and those you work with – from the flu. This is especially true for our Alliance Rehab therapists who are in daily contact with older people who are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

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Message from Jill

In this issue, we share an update about the launch of our new Business Support Services for post-acute physicians. We also provide a Company Update from Chief Human Resources Office Deb Bragg, shine a spotlight on three employees who have gone the extra mile recently, and welcome the new clients and employees who joined our company during October.

I hope that you enjoy this issue, and, as always, I welcome your feedback. If you have any thoughts or ideas about this newsletter – or the topics we cover here – please send them directly to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Symbria Rx Services to present AL medication management session at Senior Living Conference

We're proud to announce that two members of the Symbria Rx Services team will be speaking at the LeadingAge IL Senior Living Conference later this month. On Monday, September 29, 2014, Director of Pharmacy Jay Mandra and Director of Client Services Shawna Carlson will present Navigating the Minefield of Medication Management in AL at this important conference focused on the needs of assisted living communities.

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Hydrocodone is now a Schedule II controlled substance

On October 6, 2014, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rescheduled all Hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. This change affects all hydrocodone products – including Norco, Vicodin, and Lortab – and has had a significant impact on what is required to dispense hydrocodone products

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MyRehab short-term rehabilitation center opens at Lutheran Home

We're pleased that Symbria Rehab therapists serving Lutheran Home are now treating patients in the brand-new MyRehab Center at the Arlington Heights, IL community. MyRehab is a 78-room short-term rehabilitation community for patients recovering from falls, surgery, pneumonia, and other conditions that require additional medical attention after a hospital stay.

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May expensive med lists available

The Symbria Rx Services Expensive Medications and Expensive Intravenous Medications Lists are driven by prescribing patterns in our client communities and include drugs with an average cost per prescription of $250.00 or more. The Expensive Medications List suggests cost-effective alternatives based on our Preferred Drug Formulary, which takes into account factors such as therapeutic equivalencies and clinical guidelines.

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