Revitalizing Restorative Nursing

Revitalizing Restorative Nursing

Restorative nursing is important to your facility now and will be under the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) payment system. Ensuring that our residents have services to improve or maintain their functional abilities is imperative for resident outcomes and to...
PDPM Patient Classification Update

PDPM Patient Classification Update

CMS has updated the patient classification FAQ on February 14, 2019.  In this updated FAQ, CMS clarifies where the primary reason for the SNF stay will be coming from. It was previously noted that the ICD-10 code that reflects the reason for the SNF stay would pull...
Watch Out for that Bird!

Watch Out for that Bird!

I was driving this past weekend near the lake in my home town and the car in front of me swerved and went left of center because a bird literally flew in to the windshield. Fortunately, there were no other cars traveling in the opposite direction and the driver was...
Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change

Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change

Post-Acute Care is in a season of change.  In the Skilled Nursing Facility, we are facing a lot of change in the next year.First, while we are all preparing for PDPM, we need to take some time to review the Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the...